It was fast ground when Bling King finished runner-up to Manchestar here but he's been well beaten since. Kindlelight Storm has recorded a four-timer at Wolverhampton and is upped a further 4lb for only his second start on Turf. But last month's Newcastle winner Hussar Ballad can race off the same mark as when second at Haydock last week and he makes more appeal. AL FURAT has been competing over longer trips since winning this off a higher mark back in 2012. The drop back in distance could prove significant and Ron Barr's charge gets the vote with the remainder all struggling for form at present.
Bling King 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 20l behind Hit The Jackpot (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Woody Bay 3-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
St Moritz (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, effort 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 8l behind Flow (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 11-10fav (9-5) Close up, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Yourinthewill (9-0) by nk, 4 ran.
Engrossing 40-1 (8-11) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 20l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rasselas (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Keen in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 15l behind Another For Joe (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, last of 17, 30l behind Megaleka (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Nov.
Wyldfire (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Awkwardly away took keen hold, saddle slipped after 2f, headway on outer 5f out, close up until eased from 3f out, last of 11, well behind Hit The Jackpot (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Hussar Ballad (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Led, clear over 2f out, ridden approaching final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Lord Franklin (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Al Furat (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 27l behind Miss Macnamara (9-5) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Chased leader until 4f out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 11th of 14, 34l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.