FRASERS HILL is a rare runner at this track for Roger Varian but his second at Kempton to subsequent Sandown winner, Queensberry Rules, is easily the best form on offer. He gets the vote ahead of Newcastle third Ebony Express and Pacific Heights, who is dropping back down in trip. Maputo finished second on his debut at Ripon but that was in May last year while Naaz is better judged on his earlier placed effort at Yarmouth rather than his recent poor run at Kempton.
Born To Shine (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 12l behind Set Me Free (9-2) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jun '11.
Carthaginian (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Hurricane In Dubai (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr '12.
Ebony Express 40-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Big Johnny D (10-0) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Frasers Hill 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Queensberry Rules (8-13) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 4f out, every chance when hung left 2f out, disputing 2nd when continued to hang left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Epic Storm (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Graceful Act 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to take 2nd over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Inffiraaj (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leader until 2f out, hung left and weakened quickly over 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Maputo 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Hillbilly Boy (8-10) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May '12.
Naaz 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 16l behind Pether's Moon (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Nos Da Cape Cross filly out of Nantyglo.