Loraine was only beaten a short-head at Salisbury last time and a repeat effort should see her in contention again. But KHELAC is just preferred in this opener as he showed the first signs of benefiting from a tumble down the weights when third at Beverley last week. Rated 12lb higher at the start of the season, Philip Hide's charge can finally open his account. Brighton winner Pink Mischief has shown little so far this season so Double Star makes more appeal having scored at Bath last month.
Khelac 25-1 (9-7) Slowly away, tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
East Texas Red (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Lambert Pen (USA) 33-1 (8-9) In rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 14l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Kensington Gardens 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 24l behind Odeliz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Loraine 8-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, joined winner well inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 2nd of 12, shd behind The Scuttler (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Double Star 7-2fav (8-6) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 11, 5l behind Devon Diva (8-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Delphica (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Renoir's Lady (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Pink Mischief 6-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind London Bridge (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun.
Planchette 12-1 (8-2) Squeezed out start, in rear, headway on inner 3f out, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Handsome Stranger (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf in Jun.
Dawn Rock 14-1 (8-5) Steadied start, held up in 6th, pushed along inside final 2f, soon hung left and weakened, 6th of 9, 7l behind Just A Pound (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Lilly May (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 5th of 6, 29l behind Curl (8-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.