Kakapuka made all at Kempton last time and looks a threat off a 4lb higher mark if allowed his own way up front once again. One Scoop Or Two will be sharper for his recent return to action at this track and Strong Man has been threatening a return to winning ways, finishing a close-up fifth on his latest outing. Munaawib landed a lower grade handicap over track and trip last time and Kyllachy Star isn't out of this either if back to his best. But another chance in a wide-open affair goes to CONRY, rated much higher on Turf and beaten only a length on the all-weather at Deauville on his penultimate start.
One Scoop Or Two 3-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Toymaker (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kakapuka 10-1 (9-3) Made all, driven clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Russian Ice (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
See The Storm 2-1fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, lost place before halfway, soon beaten, last of 10, 17l behind Rigolleto (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Kyllachy Star 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway before 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Strong Man 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, nudged along over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Dragon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Munaawib 8-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Baltic Prince (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Conry (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and no progress final 2f, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Diplomatic (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Dimitar (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon well beaten, 7th of 8, 12l behind Caramack (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mr Lando 11-4 (8-11) Held up in touch, pulled hard, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 8l behind Toymaker (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hejaz (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up in rear, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 11l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Avonmore Star 25-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, well beaten final 2f, last of 8, 20l behind Caramack (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.