Semeen scored on his reappearance last season and won three of his four races in a light campaign. He's been raised 7lb but should win more races this season. Samantha Bell gets on well with Bayan Kasirga and was on board for his last two victories. He missed the break on his comeback and will strip fitter this time. RED RUNAWAY was receiving 3lb from Van Percy when beating him narrowly at Chester last May. Both arrive in winning form and the winner is 6lb better off so should confirm the form and take this. Dark Ruler stayed on strongly on his first start over this trip at Thirsk and can reach the frame while Vital Evidence will have had the cobwebs blow away at Kempton and if the ground turned soft would have a big chance.
Semeen 7-4fav (9-8) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul beating Sadler's Risk (10-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Another Cocktail 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakend inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 11l behind Excellent Result (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f (2) gd in Sep.
Van Percy 5-4fav (8-8) Raced wide in rear, headway on outer entering final furlong, ridden and ran to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating Scottish Star (8-2) by ns, 9 ran.
Vital Evidence (USA) 5-1 (8-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Azrag (USA) 9-2 (9-8) Behind, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 27l behind Bin Singspiel (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Beacon Lady 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 11, 31l behind Sizzler (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Always behind, last of 14, 36l behind Elidor (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Dark Ruler (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Elidor (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Certavi (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to track leader over 7f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, driven and rallied near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Commissar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Aryal 15-2 (8-8) Dwelt son led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Miss Marjurie (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Breden (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Oct.
Red Runaway 6-4fav (8-13) Took keen hold, with leader, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Appease (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Jakey (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen, soon went 2nd, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Flemish School (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Da Do Run Run 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened over 5f out, soon tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Rossetti 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 28l behind Top Diktat (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.