Emkanaat finished third in what looked a more competitive race at Newmarket last time but Frognal looks high enough in the weights at present. Chokidar has claims if fully tuned-up for his reappearance and Annes Rocket had Poetic Lord behind when scoring at Sandown before his latest third at Folkestone off today's mark. CONFIRMED has yet to win but was making his seasonal debut when fourth at Bath earlier this month and may well be up to landing this for Clive Cox with that outing under his belt.
Emkanaat 13-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Mr David (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rondeau (GR) 25-1 (9-7) Not much room start, held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 9l behind Rustic Deacon (9-4) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Galatian 9-1 (9-5) Outpaced and behind, last of 9, 11l behind Drift And Dream (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Frognal (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never a factor, 4th of 8, 4l behind Zacynthus (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Chokidar (IRE) 6-4fav (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on inner and not much room over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Triple Eight (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Bravo Echo 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 18, 6l behind Trade Secret (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Rulesn'regulations 16-1 (9-7) Outpaced towards rear, driven over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, going on close home, 4th of 17, 1/2l behind Divine Call (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Perfect Mission 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, came centre in straight, ridden over 2f out, edged left and weakened insid efinal 2f, 10th of 15, 10l behind Frozen Over (8-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Poetic Lord 9-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Annes Rocket (8-8) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Confirmed 11-4 (9-6) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Dynastic (9-7) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held upo towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Konstantin (9-11) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.