Paradise Spectre went close over track and trip in November and should go well on his return. GOLDEN DESERT looks to have two ways of running but is only 2lb higher than when scoring over track and trip in January and his defeat of West Leake gives him the beating of Bowstar. The latter finished runner-up off today's mark last time having won over a mile here before that while Spanish Plume also went close over a longer trip at Wolverhampton last month and may figure. Ted's Brother and Tidal's Baby have each-way claims.
Al Khan (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Happy Hammer (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Paradise Spectre 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd near finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Eager To Bow (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Golden Desert (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Russian Ice (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Flavius Victor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Raced freely, headway to lead after 2f, 3 lengths clear halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mafi (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Spanish Plume 6-1 (9-5) Led, clear 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Tidal's Baby 5-2 (8-13) Slowly away towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Billy Red (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Amosite (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Homeward Strut 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Crowning Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, headway to lead 7f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mafi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Absent Amy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, not able to reach leading pair, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Scottish Glen (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Mujaadel (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Steel Stockholder (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Midnight Feast 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Bowstar 11-4fav (9-4) Soon tracking leader, led over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 5-1 (8-3) Held up in rear and keen, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Admiralty (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.