By Invitation went close over 7f here last time but is not certain to appreciate returning to this shorter trip. With that in mind, preference is for LIKE THE NIGHT as Marco Botti's filly finished a close-up second over 6f at Wolverhampon last month and a winner has already come out of the race. Any strong support for Prince Gabrial on his first start since June could prove significant given Kevin Ryan won with a similar type at the weekend, while newcomers Profit Again and Gem Of Wizdom are others to note in the betting.
Prince Gabrial (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 9, 13l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Profit Again (IRE) Tagula colt out of Baileys First.
Saint Boniface 33-1 (9-3) In rear, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 16l behind Jwala (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
By Invitation (USA) 4-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Slewtoo (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Gem Of Wizdom (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Sandy Lady.
Like The Night 7-2 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Choccywoccydoodah (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.