Kaolak hasn't raced for over a year and it doesn't bode well to see him dropped into this grade on his return. ACTIVATE has a bit to find on today's terms with the latter but arrives in decent form and won't be far away with a repeat of his latest fourth at Newcastle. Keith Dalgleish's charge looks the one to beat as the remainder look out of this at the weights unless Bold Marc suddenly rediscovers his best having tumbled down the handicap in the last year.
Activate 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Linroyale Boy (USA) 5-4fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, headway to 3rd over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Decana (9-5) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Apr.
Jordaura 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort on outside 2f out, no impression when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Downtown Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Kaolak (USA) 16-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed aloong over 6f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 31l behind Shubaat (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr '12.
Bold Marc (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 10l behind Noguchi (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Lochluichart (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Always in rear, behind over 4f out, last of 6, 36l behind Red Tyke (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.