Almost all enter the fray in top form though Aussie Lyrics faces a stiff task on his first start since November. Jeremy Noseda won this in 2011 and Zamoyski, a maiden winner here in September, is taking a slight drop in grade after staying on at one pace at Haydock. King Of The Danes is a typical tough front-runner from the Mark Johnston yard and battled on strongly to score over a mile at Ascot with Swift Bounty an eye-catching fourth. Mysterial also made all when landing a 7f Warwick maiden but the front-runners could set this up for LAMUSAWAMA, who came from way back to score with plenty in hand over 1m2f at Kempton. Neither of the remaining pair can be dismissed in a tight handicap.
Zamoyski 13-8fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Hay Dude (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Mysterial 15-8 (9-5) Made all, held on gamely final furlong, all out, won at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Apr beating Right Touch (9-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Lamusawama 11-2 (9-0) Awkwardly away in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol beating Love Marmalade (9-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Swift Bounty 33-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, never going pace of leading trio, 4th of 12, 3l behind King Of The Danes (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Erodium 4-1 (9-7) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, headway and swiched right over 1f out, went one paced 3rd final furlong,, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Strong Conviction 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders over 6f, 6th of 7, 8l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
King Of The Danes 6-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating George Cinq (9-1) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Aussie Lyrics (FR) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Paddy's Saltantes (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.