Lastkingofscotland was runner-up to Small John, who runs in the previous race, at this track last month and is usually thereabouts at this level, while Aragorn Rouge can be forgiven his latest poor effort on Fibresand as he's a winner on the Polytrack at Dundalk. Hold The Star has been raised a harsh looking 9lb for a C&D maiden victory and Alkadi is too inconsistent to be a strong fancy. A chance is taken on CHAMBLES instead as she's gone close at Kempton since winning her only start to date at this track and Kieren Fallon takes over the reins today.
Thatcherite (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Steadied in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Oratory (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Pulled hard, chased leader until halfway, stayed wel there, effort on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind My Son Max (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Aragorn Rouge 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear and in touch, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, last of 4, well behind La Estrella (10-0) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs in May.
Sir Bruno (FR) 11-2 (9-4) In touch, headway to chase leaders 3f out, soon ridden, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4l behind George Benjamin (8-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Sweet Secret 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Daniel Thomas (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Local Singer (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders 4f, last of 12, 12l behind Moretta Blanche (9-5) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Four Richer 9-1 (9-0) Swerved violently left leaving stalls, well behind and no chance after, tailed off, last of 5, 31l behind I'm So Glad (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) sft.
Alkadi (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Dixie's Dream (9-4) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Mawjoodah 6-1 (8-6) Mid-division, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Caranbola (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hold The Star 100-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led 2f out, clear when ridden inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol beating Niger (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Chambles 8-1 (8-6) Slowly away and went left start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Manomine (8-9) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Multi Bene 25-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind All Or Nothin (9-3) at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.