Proceedings get under way with the first of four fiendishly tricky-looking handicaps. Lahaag found only one too good in last year's renewal and won over 1m4f here later in the year. But he's 5lb higher today while Rye House was upped 10lb for winning a similar contest on this card last season - his only start of 2013. Tahira has decent form in Germany and could go well on her debut for John Quinn, but Tres Coronas seems to save his best for Chester nowadays and is penalised for last week's victory at that track. Hi There beat Grandorio and Maven at Ayr in September and ran well at Epsom last time, while the useful hurdler Clever Cookie won a maiden at Doncaster on his debut on the Flat but could have been better drawn for this. STORM KING finished ahead of Global Village and Ansaab when attempting to make all at Doncaster last month. There should be more to come on only his second start over today's distance so a chance is taken on David Griffiths' charge.
Lahaag 9-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 21st of 23, well behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, kept on strongly, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) sft beating Sennockian Star (9-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Rye House (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) In touch, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May '13 beating Maven (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Tahira (GER) (9-2) won at Hannover(GER) 1m 2f 3yo stk gs in Sep, 11 ran.
Hi There (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, headway when not clear run and switched left 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
King's Warrior (FR) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 5l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Storm King 20-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Arab Spring (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, led 2f, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 12l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.
Grandorio (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 22, 10l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Maven 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, clear final 2f, kept on strongly, pushed out final furlong, won at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Apr beating Saltwater Creek (8-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Global Village (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Arab Spring (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Clever Cookie 9-2 (9-13) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr beating Air Pilot (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ansaab 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch in rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 8l behind Arab Spring (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Sky Khan 8-1 (8-6) Raced wide mid-division, headway to press leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Pasaka Boy 14-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 8th of 14, 9l behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Arab Spring (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Cashpoint 40-1 (8-0) Close up, weakened 3f out, 13th of 23, 42l behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.