This looks a shade easier than the race Modernism finished third in at Newmarket last weekend and he should figure. Jane Lachatte also claims if she lasts home racing over 1m4f for the first time and she makes more appeal than Hidden Justice. Keepax is another with something to prove over the trip though he'll appreciate the fast ground but the vote goes to EMERALD INVADER. He got off the mark at Kempton last time and David Elsworth's charge has plenty of scope for further improvement.
Keepax 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway and keeping on when badly hampered 1f out, kept on after but not recover, 8th of 11, 6l behind Cactus Valley (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Moderator 12-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up, headway on outside over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 7, 5l behind Shabora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Emerald Invader 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, strongly pressed, held on, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Headline News (8-12) by ns, 7 ran.
Modernism 11-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Jane Lachatte (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, raced keenly on outside, outpaced when hung left from over 2f out, ran on closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Mcvicar (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 5-2 (9-10) Slow into stride in touch in rear, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, edged left final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, gaining on second, 3rd of 5, 4l behind The Quarterjack (8-10) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Guiletta (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, effort and some headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 8, 7l behind Maybeagrey (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd.