Just a year ago, Falasteen finished runner-up in a Class 2 sprint handicap at York and performed at that level throughout the summer. He badly missed the break and finished last at Chester and has his first start in a claimer. Efistorm loves this track and is attempting his 24th victory on his 123rd start. He arrives in god shape having won at Kempton last week, though he's not favoured at the weights here. The front-running POLAR ANNIE won three times last summer, though all over longer trips. She'll be better for her recent run at Kempton after a long break and can make all here. The last time Scarlet Rocks raced on Turf she won a similar race to this over the C&D in October and must be considered with her low weight but Speedy Yaki looks as though he needs further.
Falasteen (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Started slowly and went badly left start, always behind, last of 14, 16l behind Confessional (9-2) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Julius Geezer (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Raced wide held up, headway to track leaders over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 9l behind Indian Art (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Durgan 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ashgrove Nell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Efistorm 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, headway between horses over 1f out, chased leader approaching final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Riflessione (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Highland Harvest 18-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, struggling from halfway, never a factor, 8th of 9, 16l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Doctor Hilary 14-1 (9-1) Behind, stayed on far side in straight, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Custom House (9-1) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gs.
Polar Annie 40-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Ducal (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Speedy Yaki (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 5l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Outpaced in rear, ridden halfway, some late headway, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Haadeeth (8-13) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.