Kingscombe returns to this track for this first time since winning his maiden here last April. But he's shown little in handicaps in the meantime while Follow The Flag isn't getting any closer despite tumbling down the weights and is a rare winner nowadays. Ace Of Spies is still up to scoring at this level and won over 7f here last month. He finished just ahead of MCCONNELL when fourth last time but the latter is a multiple course and distance winner and is taken to reverse running over today's trip. The remainder are harder to fancy and the likes of Vogarth has plenty to find with the principles.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 5f out, well beaten final 3f, 9th of 10, 19l behind Going Grey (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Kingscombe (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 14l behind King Olav (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Prominent, every chance from 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sofias Number One (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
McConnell (USA) 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Sofias Number One (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Zammy 4-1 (8-11) Raced in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 6l behind Bold Ring (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Oakwell (IRE) 28-1 (9-10) Led, headed 8f out, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 9, 19l behind Estemaala (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Rockgoat (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 11, 20l behind Downtown Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) In touch stand side, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 34l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Blackamoor Harry 16-1 (8-2) Held up, headway entering final 3f, soon hung left and chased leading pair, no extra and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Marina Ballerina 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place 7f out, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 13l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Vogarth 80-1 (8-5) Dwelt mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Sofias Number One (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.