KINGSCROFT is lower in the ratings than when scoring at Chester last summer and is taking quite a drop in class. He was in front of Mr David when runner-up at Catterick on his penultimate start and can take this lower-grade event. Barons Spy could have done without a 2lb rise after being beaten at Bath but My Kingdom is very consistent at this level and it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up. Rigolleto, who was placed off a mark of 90 at this time a year ago, is down to 76 for this so has to be considered. Avonrose was behind My Kingdom over 6f at Wolverhampton but returned to the Turf and beat a big field at Newbury last month. She's just 5lb higher and looks the main threat.
Kingscroft (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 12l behind Tariq Too (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Mr David (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Barons Spy (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division, pushed along and headway centre 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Crew Cut (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
My Kingdom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, travelling well 2f out, switched right over 1f out, driven and chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Rigolleto (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch, switched left after 1f, led 5f out, driven and headed over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Chester 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-80) (3yo+) (4) sft.
Avonrose 16-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and pressed final furlong, pulled out extra close home, won at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Rivas Rhapsody (9-10) by 1/2l, 15 ran.