Fire King loves it here and came right back to form when winning a shade cosily over C&D eight days ago. He has a penalty to carry but can never be ruled out in this grade. Pytheas has place claims but John Dunlop, who has a decent chance in the previous race, can score with SALVATIONIST. He's improved since landing a seller at Yarmouth as a two-year-old and found only the prolific Camberley Two too strong at Salisbury on his latest start. Useful claimer Matthew Lawson takes the ride again here. Fast ground suits Kenswick and Pat Eddery's filly may be the pick of the remainder.
Fire King 7-2 (9-11) Held up in last pair, smooth headway towards inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Love Nest (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sir Ike (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch in 6th, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Iguacu (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ensnare (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Green Earth (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced stands side, mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 17, 9l behind Miss Polly Plum (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Jun.
Indian Violet (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly away, soon rushed up to chase leaders on inside, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Hecton Lad (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Pytheas (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Pominent, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1l behind Fortunate Bid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hierarch (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, faded near finish, 7th of 10, 4l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Kenswick 6-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Kielty's Folly (8-12) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Blue Charm 14-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 12l behind Kielty's Folly (8-12) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Ocean Countess (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Very slowly away, always in rear, last of 7, 19l behind Golden Waters (10-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Genes Of A Dancer (AUS) 11-2 (8-7) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Qeethaara (9-8) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Tanforan 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard led after 1f, ridden 2f out, ran on, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Fault (10-0) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Luv U Noo 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, one pace, 6th of 12, 8l behind Caelis (9-1) at Doncaster 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Salvationist 8-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Camberley Two (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Loose Quality (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Russian Ice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Haulit 9-2 (8-12) Stumbled start, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Royal Defence (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.