Shouda ended last season with a double and may get involved in the finish off only a 3b higher mark for his return. Laser Blazer has the more recent form with a string of placed efforts on the all-weather, but he's steadily creeping up the weights without winning, and Cantor has failed to figure in a couple of starts since scoring at Kempton in February. STEELY posted a much improved effort on his first start for Gary Moore when a close-up fifth on the Polytrack last month and with further progress expected, he gets the vote on his only his second start on Turf.
Shouda (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, not clear run well over 1f out, headway and bumped entering final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Saloon (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Cantor 11-2 (9-2) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 12l behind Passion Play (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Laser Blazer 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Rockweiller (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Aine's Delight (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to 4th halfway, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Whodunit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Steely 5-1 (8-13) With winner, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Passion Play (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Saloon (USA) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 21l behind Valdan (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Pahente 10-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Teak (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Total Obsession 150-1 (8-11) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, went moderate 4th 2f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Eagle Nebula (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
Mossmann Gorge 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, no chance when slightly hampered 3f out, plugged on to modest 4th inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 7l behind King's Road (9-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.