Douze Points failed to cope with a 13lb rise for his earlier C&D victory when runner-up here last month. But the handicapper has raised him another couple of pound anyway and PICCOLO EXPRESS makes more appeal. He gets another chance over today's distance having scored over 7f at this track in February. Mr Chocolate Drop was ending a year long losing streak when winning at Kempton last time but is back up in the weights while Pitkin has a bit to find with the selection on running here earlier in the year.
Cono Zur (FR) 4-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, soon lost 2nd and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 18l behind Thackeray (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Jalors (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leading trio, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Blue Deer (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 9l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Piccolo Express 9-1 (9-5) Keen in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind McCool Bannanas (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Douze Points (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Broke well, soon mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right when not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Just Five (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Bold Cross (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 9l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Only You Maggie (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear on outer, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 9, 3l behind Goal (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on and always held, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Loyal N Trusted (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Pitkin 8-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Arizona John (10-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Apr.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Daniel Thomas (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Generous Genella 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Qeethaara (10-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Portrush Storm 100-1 (8-7) Led until over 4f out, chased clear leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 25l behind Red Somerset (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.