The veteran Vainglory is still capable of winning races but this isn't his ideal track. Star Lahib's latest run at Pontefract must be ignored as he was hampered and he's better judged on an early narrow defeat at Doncaster. Honey Of A Kitten scored twice at Wolverhampton last month and had a run over hurdles last week so he'll be fit enough but An Cat Dubh landed a 7f maiden here in August and has yet to prove he stays anywhere near this trip. DOLPHIN ROCK rarely runs beyond a mile these days but just about lasts home over this trip on a tight track and he's well enough handicapped to make all.
Vainglory (USA) 25-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Modernism 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakening when bumped over 1f out, last of 12, 39l behind Tres Coronas (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders to over 3f out, soon behind, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 38l behind Viewpoint (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Star Lahib (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Dwelt, chased leaders, weakening and not much room over 2f out, soon dropped into rear, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Centred (8-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Chased winner until 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Dolphin Rock 10-3fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to dispute lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 6-1 (8-6) Made all, clear 3f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Officer In Command (8-4) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 13, 8l behind Invincible Hero (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Knowe Head (NZ) 14-1 (9-5) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Icebuster (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Stellar Express (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 13, 8l behind Invincible Hero (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.