This looks tricky given CONSERVE has every chance on today's terms but has returned a losing favourite in four of her last five starts. She gets only a tentative vote to finally come good after another placed effort over 1m5f here last time. Midnight Chorister has had just the five starts despite his age with only two of those coming on the Flat. He has a shout on last week's third over track and trip and is preferred to After The Storm. Hazzaat makes no appeal and the remainder have mostly been competing without success in bumpers.
After The Storm 3-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 4l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Highfields Dancer 50-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway going well over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 14l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 200-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never a factor, 7th of 11, well behind Softsong (11-6) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Midnight Chorister 8-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Devon Drum (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Smirfys Eric (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 4f out, dismounted, in a race won by Harry Topper (10-5) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr '11, 15 ran.
Hazzaat (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, soon slight lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Neston Grace 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Conserve (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Held up behind, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Montjen (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Nellie The Elegant (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.