Cloudy Start appeared to be in the handicapper's grip before getting his head in front over C&D recently so may find a 4lb rise beyond him. Leyte Gulf finished behind him last time and had earlier found Corvette too good at this track while the latter has subsequently finished just behind HIT THE SWITCH. Jennie Candish's charge finished third on that occasion and gets the nod back on the same mark as when successful over track and trip in November. Kempton winner Fade To Grey hasn't raced on the Flat since 2008 though he's won three times over hurdles since then and Kieren Fallon gets the leg-up for his return.
Kavaloti (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Raced wide held up, ridden and hung right over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 15l behind Frederick William (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
St Ignatius 11-1 (8-10) Prominent until outpaced and lost place over 2f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Aldedash (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cloudy Start 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Broughtons Bandit (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hallstatt (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Golden Future (8-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hit The Switch 8-1 (9-9) Led, pushed along and headed over 4f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bute Street (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Vertueux (FR) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, lost place over 8f out, pushed along over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 24l behind The Absent Mare (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Leyte Gulf (USA) 8-1 (9-10) Close up, effort 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Cloudy Start (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Corvette 7-2 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and not much room 3f out, kept on final 2f, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bute Street (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Fade To Grey (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Lady Dedlock (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcap (6) pol in Apr '08.
Godwit 25-1 (9-6) Led 4f, tracked leader, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Bob's World (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.