Hayek won over track and trip in June, his only previous visit to the track, and Royal Holiday is a prolific course winner. The latter showed signs of a resurgence at Carlisle last time. Palace Dragon carries a penalty for winning at Lingfield on his latest start and Ivy Port remains 6lb higher than her course success back in January. BLAZEOFENCHANTMENT went close in a higher grade handicap here last time, finishing well clear of the third, so it's John Wainwright's charge that gets the nod on that form.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 20-1 (8-6) In touch, pushed along 5f out, headway over 2f out, pressed winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Pearl Nation (9-9) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Ivy Port 10-3 (9-7) Led early, in touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Jay Kay (8-7) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Led, driven 3f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final 2f, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Warfare (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Epic Voyage (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway far side over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 20l behind Dual Mac (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Slinky Mcvelvet 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 27l behind Pim Street (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Midaz 6-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind Fruit Pastille (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Palace Dragon (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Made all, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Bon Port (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Jebel Tara 20-1 (9-10) Ridden away from stalls, in rear, driven and headway on inside from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, just failed to get 3rd, 4th of 9, 6l behind Clumber Place (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Hayek 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Diddy Eric (8-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.