La Zamora proved a progressive sprinter last season but has needed at least a couple of runs before showing her best in previous years. King Of Eden scored at Doncaster on his reappearance and should confirm running with Solar Spirit, who has since finished runner-up at Redcar. The lightly-raced Ghost scored over 7f last term, but stablemate INVINCIBLE LAD makes more appeal. He finished a respectable third on his debut for Dandy Nicholls at Ripon last time, with today's rival Grissom back in fifth, and looks set to strike off his current mark.
La Zamora 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, edged right when strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep beating Waveband (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
Ghost (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Doctor Parkes (10-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
King Of Eden (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, just held on, driven out, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Ivory Silk (8-10) by hd, 16 ran.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Doctor Parkes (10-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Led, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Doctor Parkes (10-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 10-3fav (9-1) Held up, short of room over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Cape Vale (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Grissom (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) In touch, short of room over 4f out, outpaced halfway, headway approaching final furlong, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Hinton Admiral 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon hung left, never on terms, 7th of 14, 10l behind George Benjamin (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Eternal Instinct 16-1 (7-10) Raced in rear, never a factor, last of 8, 11l behind La Zamora (8-11) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.