CANTOR was having only his third start of the year when scoring over track and trip. He won with plenty to spare and a 5lb penalty may not be enough to prevent him following-up in this company. Buster Brown has slipped down the weights and showed signs of a revival when third here last week but the remainder are harder to fancy. Mudaawem has finished tailed off on the Turf either side of a second at this track while Dubai Celebration has an outside chance if forgiven a below par effort at Newcastle last time.
Cantor 3-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol beating Kyle Of Bute (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Xpres Maite 18-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 11, 22l behind Tyrur Ted (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May.
Buster Brown (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Olivers Mount (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dubai Celebration 7-1 (9-2) In touch, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 10l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Satwa Laird 20-1 (9-4) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Tatting (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Mudaawem (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Raced wide in touch, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Camerooney (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Doctor's Gift 50-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 20l behind Princess Spirit (8-12) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Smirfy's Silver 28-1 (8-9) Virtually refused to race, always detached in rear, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Royal Alcor (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Aaronkayzo (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 47l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Inigo Montoya 100-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Bling King (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gd in Sep.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 12l behind Safwaan (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Lucky Mountain 22-1 (8-1) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Icy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Windsor Secret 28-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gd.