Ad Vitam was winning for the first time since 2011 when scoring over 6f here last month and makes little appeal raised 6lb. But LASTKINGOFSCOTLAND won off an 18lb higher mark at Kempton back in January and showed signs of a return to form at the same track last week. Conor Dore's charge is preferred to Harvest Mist and Exceedexpectations, who filled the places over track and trip last time with Piccolo Express and Basle further behind.
Tartan Trip 6-1 (9-7) Raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, no impression when edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Exceedexpectations 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Basle 66-1 (9-1) Always behind, 8th of 9, 8l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Piccolo Express 5-1 (9-0) Behind, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 4f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Penbryn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, nearest finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden clear, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Slewtoo (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, kept on same pace final 2f, 8th of 14, 11l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Seraphima 50-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Enfijaar (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Not much room start, behind, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind New Rich (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Minimee 14-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 13l behind McConnell (10-8) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Sweet Vintage (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, pressed leader 3f out, in touch, driven 3f out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 5l behind Be Royale (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.