Crew Cut's winning run came to an end at Kempton last time and the handicapper may have his measure now. Seeking Magic has also looked high enough in the weights of late and will need to dig a bit deeper to end his long losing run. KLYNCH landed a hat-trick last summer and, now back on a winning mark, it could be his turn again today. Both Lunar Deity and Clear Spring have claims as they return to action but today's trip may prove a problem for Capitol Gain as he scored three times over a mile last season. Piazza San Pietro has slipped down the weights and could prove best of the remainder though Dutch Heritage was well backed on his reappearance.
Piazza San Pietro 9-2 (9-7) In touch in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Seeking Magic 13-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 2nd place towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Crew Cut (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 2l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Klynch 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Johnny Cavagin (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Barkston Ash 11-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Baccarat (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, pushed along after 2f, ridden halfway, 7th of 8, 18l behind Music In The Rain (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Lunar Deity 3-1fav (9-2) Held up in 6th, headway towards outside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd entering final furlong, ran on but not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Clear Spring (8-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
North Star Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, effort well over 1f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, eased, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind The Tichborne (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Clear Spring (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, ran on, not pace of winner, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Shamahan 3-1 (9-2) Keen tracked winner 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, last of 4, 10l behind Fire Ship (9-3) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Street Power (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, no further progress inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Twenty One Choice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Dutch Heritage 9-2fav (9-6) Dwelt, behind, stayed on final 2f, 4th of 10, 5l behind Royal Reyah (9-2) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Frognal (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, led, soon clear, reduced advantage 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Mr Knightley (8-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Anya (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Tango Sky (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Raced near side, prominent, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.