Star Alliance wasn't beaten far when reappearing following a lengthy absence at Wolverhampton and is one for the short-list here along with Musselburgh winner Kingarrick. In-form CORN MAIDEN had Wasabi back in third when winning over a shorter trip here last month. The latter is 5lb better off but Mark Rimmer's filly can confirm the form and may be the one to beat again in a race that lacks any real strength-in-depth. Gucci D'oro started favourite on his return at Kempton so is presumably thought capable of better but he remains a maiden.
Torero 4-1fav (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not much room well over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 12, 15l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Star Alliance (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Corn Maiden 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Apr beating Landesherr (9-4) by 2l, 13 ran.
Sancho Panza 4-1 (9-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Brasingaman Eric (9-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct '11.
Kingarrick 8-1 (8-2) Chased leaders in 4th, led over 2f out, soon ridden, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Brasingaman Eric (8-11) by hd, 11 ran.
Gucci D'oro (USA) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and one pace over 2f out, ridden in 4th over 1f out, weakened to 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 8l behind Cape Alex (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Like Clockwork 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 13, 19l behind Porcini (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Icebreaker Two 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden 5f out, lost place 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 5l behind Highly Likely (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Wasabi (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, driven over 3f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Corn Maiden (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
If What And Maybe 20-1 (8-0) In touch, weakened over 4f out, last of 15, well behind Mr Snoozy (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Absolutely Me (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 12l behind Cape Alex (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Blue Pencil 33-1 (8-2) Led, joined 9f out, headed over 6f out, soon weakened, behind final 4f, last of 12, well behind Boston Blue (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Olimamu (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Khun John (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar '12.