DELGANY DEMON, not beaten far when third on his second start at Towcester in April, can make the most of the 7lb he receives from recent Fontwell scorer Larks Rising, who is unlikely to be given as much rope here, and Troyan. Robin Dickin's gelding won at Ludlow more than a year ago but was well beaten at Southwell in the spring. Aces Over Kings is a probable improver but Mountain King didn't show much on his introduction. Exitas is a newcomer to watch if attracting market support.
Larks Rising 16-1 (11-2) Made all, gifted clear lead by rivals start, soon went further ahead, never in any danger, unchallenged, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Nov beating Rouquine Sauvage (11-2) by 17l, 8 ran.
Troyan (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden and lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 24l behind Four Shuck Men (11-0) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Aces Over Kings (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 4f out, lost 3rd over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 22l behind Pleasant Company (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Delgany Demon 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway halfway to chase leaders, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Ebony Storm 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, carried left soon after start, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 49l behind Troyan (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct '12.
Exitas (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Suntas.
Lord Westhead (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up, headway after 4f, pushed along 6f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 49l behind Royal Regatta (11-2) at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gs in Mar.
Mountain King 20-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, kept on one pace from before straight, 8th of 13, 36l behind The Winkler (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf sft in May.
Fine Moment 22-1 (10-7) Well behind final 7f, pulled up after, in a race won by Gunner Fifteen (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Game Dorabella 50-1 (10-5) In touch, lost place 11f out, well behind final 6f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Plain Sailing (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Ruby Mac (IRE) Flemensfirth mare out of Macaw-bay.