Postscript won this last year off a higher mark but arrives out of sorts. Skytrain could figure on a going day but only he knows when that will be and Party Royal is also hard to catch right so a chance is taken on ex-stablemate KINGSCROFT. The latter was placed at this track last year off a 10lb higher mark and showed a bit more in a tougher race at York a week ago. Zeftan travels across from Ireland after finishing second at Cork but fast going is a worry for him while both Berlusca and Cape Samba look high enough in the weights.
Skytrain 11-1 (9-12) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 28l behind Le Chat D'or (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Postscript (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Midfield, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Party Royal 16-1 (8-5) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out and soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Capo Rosso (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Berlusca (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 8, 4l behind Halfsin (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Cape Samba 6-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 33l behind Self Employed (8-11) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Zeftan (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and progress on rail over 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on to 2nd closing stages final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Lean And Keen (9-13) at Cork 1m hcp 50-80 in May.
Kingscroft (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, not clear run 2f out or inside final furlong, never able to get on terms, 13th of 18, 6l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.