KING OF EDEN returned to form with a vengeance over 7f here last time. Never headed when scoring by five lengths, Eric Alston's charge won this in 2011 and can shrug off a penalty for a repeat. Johnny Cavagin also carries 6lb extra for his comeback win at Ripon where he had Sans Loi back in third and Gandalak is another to consider stepping up a furlong on only his third start for new connections. The latter's stablemate and Windsor winner Dick Bos is better than his poor reappearance effort suggests and Best Trip can make the frame.
King Of Eden (IRE) 22-1 (9-12) Made virtually all, raced against stands rail, clear 2f out, eased close home, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Showboating (9-6) by 5l, 10 ran.
Alejandro (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Always towards rear and never a factor, 14th of 15, 14l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Raced centre, pressed rival that side and well on terms with main group, taken to far side 3f out, ran on to lead pair that side final 75 yards, not quite pace of leading trio in main group, 4th of 12, 2l behind Cheworee (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Johnny Cavagin 15-2 (8-13) Dwelt held up, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Baldemar (8-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Roker Park (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 16l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, outpaced 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 14l behind Baccarat (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dark Castle 11-4 (8-9) Held up in 5th, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Intransigent (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Gandalak (FR) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Forest Edge (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Partner (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Upset in stalls, reared start, always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 9l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division in 5th, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Best Trip (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, 14l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Nov.
New Leyf (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Kingscroft (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Oneladyowner 14-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden when switched right inside final furlong, kept on, never a factor, 6th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Al's Memory (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Dick Bos 5-4fav (9-9) Held up, headway over 5f out, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 10, 28l behind King Of Eden (9-12) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Behind, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 10th of 14, 10l behind Whozthecat (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Sans Loi (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden and effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Johnny Cavagin (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.