Ruwaiyan failed to cope with a 10lb rise at Ascot having won at Thirsk earlier. Front Page News raised in class off a 7lb higher mark for winning at Newmarket last time while Game Mascot is hard to assess on his first start for new connections having landed a race on the all-weather at Deauville in January. Oblitereight won his only start of 2013 on the Polytrack at Lingfield but the vote goes to DARK EMERALD. The latter scored on the Turf at Lingfield on his return to action and a 4lb rise could prove lenient with Kieren Fallon taking over the reins.
Democretes 14-1 (8-11) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 20l behind Grey Mirage (8-11) at Kempton 7f stks (3yo+) (2) pol in Nov.
Ruwaiyan (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Behind far side, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, no chance with stands side, 10th of 25, 10l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Ascot 7f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs in May.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Raced centre, held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 18l behind Blessington (9-0) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
The Confessor 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 10l behind Absolutely So (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Spiritual Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, 6th of 8, 28l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May beating Whipper Snapper (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Clockmaker (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on entering final furlong, no impression, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Conry (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Game Mascot 9-2 (8-11) won at Deauville(FR) 7f clm stks fbs in Jan beating Aurore Bere (8-12) by hd, 13 ran.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Purcell (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Oblitereight (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating Kakatosi (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Twenty One Choice (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced wide soon close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 14l behind Dark Emerald (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Good Luck Charm 4-1 (9-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Red Refraction (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Lunar Deity 50-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 9l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.
Realize 2-1fav (9-0) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Front Page News 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Shaolin (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.