Difficult to be confident about any of these. Kenswick finished just ahead of Roman Flame with Rasteau well beaten over a shorter trip here last time but has been back on a winning mark for some time without taking advantage. By Implication showed a bit more when runner-up over C&D last month and he could figure while So Is She is mostly consistent and should be in the firing-line in this company. Tigerbill has outside claims on his seasonal return but a speculative vote goes to HUBOOD, who faded close home when third at Folkestone last time and looks set to get off the mark here with a decent apprentice on board.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 9, 5l behind Shamarlane (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Hubood 12-1 (8-11) Led early, chased leader over 2f, settled in 3rd, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Tidal Run (9-7) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Takhreej (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led 1f, soon short of room, chased leaders, ridden along 5f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Caledonia Prince (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Tigerbill 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, chased winner on inside 2f out, driven over 1f out, well held when lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Arkaim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Cwmni 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind One Of Twins (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Harrys Yer Man 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, bumped well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Whodathought (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
So Is She (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Pushed along in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Addikt (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Roman Flame 11-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Odd Ball (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Lean Machine 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Russian Storm (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Naledi 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, staying on same pace when hampered on rail over 1f out, switched right and no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Dancing Primo (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Kenswick 20-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Odd Ball (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
By Implication 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Cabal (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Rasteau (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Behind and pushed along, reminder over 3f out, headway on outer over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, 7th of 13, 5l behind Odd Ball (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.