King Pin was placed at Newcastle on his final start last year but is upped in class, while Bling King only won a seller over 1m2f here last season. Bousatet is mostly consistent and has a shout with a recent outing under her belt but Staffhoss was well beaten over track and trip on his return to action behind KIWI BAY. The latter is at his best here and remains on a winning mark after notching up his sixth win at the course a fortnight ago. Manchestar made a winning reappearance at Doncaster when The Great Gabrial was tailed off and is preferred to all-weather winners No Dominion and Eurystheus despite a 6lb rise. Engrossing has joined a new yard but is still 7lb higher than when scoring at Kempton in 2012.
Engrossing 5-1 (9-5) Keen held up, headway 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, jinked left near finish, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep '12 beating Alkadi (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
The Great Gabrial 16-1 (8-12) Led and overall leader far side group, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 18th of 19, 32l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
No Dominion (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Miguel Grau (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Eurystheus (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division on inside, driven over 2f out, headway under presure over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, not reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Berlusca (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Kiwi Bay 12-1 (8-3) Keen tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and found extra when pressed inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Lazarus Bell (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Manchestar 7-1 (8-9) Prominent stand side, ridden over 2f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar beating Johnny Cavagin (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 19 ran.
Artful Prince 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden when weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 42l behind Asgardella (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Bishop's Castle (USA) 7-1 (8-2) Held up, effort on outer over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Just Paul (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 18, 18l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Steelriver (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) In touch in 4th, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Tigers Tale (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Staffhoss 33-1 (8-7) Keen mid-division, ridden when weakened 2f out, 13th of 16, 14l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bousatet (FR) 9-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind My Kingdom (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Spavento (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 8l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Destiny Blue (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Dwelt in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 16, 9l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bling King 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Memory Cloth (8-10) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mystical Moment 11-1 (8-11) Prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Surround Sound 25-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 6l behind Dark Ocean (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
King Pin 17-2 (9-10) Held up in last pair, headway far side over 2f out, disputing 2nd over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on in closing stages, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Uncle Brit (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.