Vertueux is the only one of these to have won at the trip and he's well enough treated to give a good account though the distance is no problem for KAYEF, who is very well handicapped if anywhere near his best. A winner on the Flat in France and over timber at Sandown, he was having only his second start since 2011 when a close fourth to Our Folly at Goodwood a couple of weeks ago when Bramshill Lass was just behind and can start making up for lost time. Honest Strike has gained three of his four career victories on the Polytrack here including his last two so he's an obvious threat to all while Ginger Fizz won a Southwell bumper last year and won't be lacking stamina.
Kayef (GER) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon hung left, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Our Folly (9-3) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ginger Fizz 6-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Albonny (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Honest Strike (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Held up in last place, headway on bit 2f out, soon not clear run, pulled to wide outside approaching final furlong, pushed along and ran on to lead towards finish, cosily, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Broughtons Bandit (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Focail Maith (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Held up, behind final 5f, 12th of 13, well behind Sign Manual (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Bramshill Lass 11-2 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Our Folly (9-3) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Vertueux (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, disputing 2nd 12f out, outright 2nd 7f out, led over 2f out, soon joined, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Knox Overstreet (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Aviso (GER) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jewelled Dagger (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.