Kiama Bay completed a hat-trick in 2011 but went so far up in the weights that he's not won since. He's now back on a winnable mark and showed a bit more dash at Haydock last time. NOBLE SILK is well up to this standard and, though his two strong recent efforts have been over further, a likely strong gallop will play to his strengths and he can win again. Beaufort Twelve has become disappointing since winning two of his first three last season and Rio's Rosanna has suffered in the weights after her victory at York last summer. Muharrer has been beaten in seven handicaps at around this mark since making a winning debut here in September.
Noble Silk 9-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Silver Lime (9-10) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Sirvino 8-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 6l behind Nanton (10-1) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Beaufort Twelve 25-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, soon edged right, well held by leaders, 4th of 10, 9l behind Havana Cooler (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Stormy Weather (FR) 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside 4f out to over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 17th of 34, well behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Nanton (10-1) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Northside Prince (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Mid-division, switched left then right over 2f out, soon beaten and eased, 16th of 17, 50l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Muharrer 5-1 (10-0) Ridden to lead, headed over 8f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd from over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Zenafire (8-4) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.