MUSNAD arrives in good form having gained his first success on his 17th start when coming with a late burst to catch Oriental Scot at Musselburgh. A good run from the runner-up earlier in the day will boost his prospects and he's handed the vote. Alfred Hutchinson was having just his 5th start when scoring over a mile here on fast ground last month with Aquarian Spirit behind and there's more to come from him, while Jonny Lesters Hair is just 3lb higher than when scoring at Ripon in September and looks ready to win again soon. Rustic Deacon made a promising reappearance at Kempton after a long break and Kieren Fallon is a very positive booking though Willie Musson's charge has yet to prove himself on soft ground. Whitby Jet is running well enough, though may be a few pounds high, and though Jo'Burg likes it here he prefers faster going.
Cool Marble (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Towards rear, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Led, hard pressed over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Alfred Hutchinson 9-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, won at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Next Edition (8-12) by shd, 20 ran.
Jo'burg (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Danadana (9-4) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
European Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, last of 7, 10l behind Postscript (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Rustic Deacon 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Carragold 4-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on inside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Landaman (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 4l behind No Poppy (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Fremont (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, not clear run over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Mutajare (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Dolphin Rock 10-1 (9-2) With leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, faded final furlong, 9th of 20, 6l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Merchant Of Medici 11-2 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 6l behind Emilio Largo (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Musnad (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run from 2f out until switched left over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead last strides, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Oriental Scot (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Al Furat (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Switchback 40-1 (8-13) Broke well, restrained into mid-division, lost place over 5f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Tres Coronas (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Aquarian Spirit 12-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, hampered over 3f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 8th of 20, 5l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 5l behind No Poppy (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, pressed leader over 3f out, every chance well over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Chester 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-80) (3yo+) (4) sft.
Edmaaj (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Always in rear, eased over 1f out, 10th of 11, well behind Veiled Applause (8-12) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Moheebb (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Oratory (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.