VIKING STORM has been raised only 1lb for landing a conditions race at Salisbury. He had Suegioo back in fifth and Harry Dunlop's charge can confirm superiority despite the worse terms. Kiama Bay came up short off today's mark over track and trip last time and Theology looks better placed to take advantage of his current mark. Saptapadi has a chance on his earlier decent effort in the Ebor at York and Jonny Delta showed signs of a revival when runner-up at Ayr a week ago.
Viking Storm 14-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf beating Asbaab (8-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Suegioo (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Held up last, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Viking Storm (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Saptapadi (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Theology 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outsid eover 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dark Ranger (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jul.
Jonny Delta 9-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Zenafire 11-2 (9-1) Keen in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 11l behind Statutory (9-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 7-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind King Of Paradise (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.