Monday's winner, Tadabeer, is race fit and will be looking to take advantage as most of the principals are making their seasonal reappearance. The latter include Ruscello, whose four wins last season included a couple at this track. Refractor has done all his winning at this course and Niceofyoutotellme ended last year with a close-up second at Sandown. Come On Blue Chip is capable at this level on his day but a chance is taken on HOMERIC. Ed Dunlop's charge makes his handicap debut having won at Wolverhampton in October and Ryan Moore's presence suggests he'll be ready to do himself justice on his return.
Ruscello (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Held up in touch, good headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Nordic Quest (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Super Say (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Taken to post early, always in rear, last of 9, 6l behind Swing Alone (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Strictly Silver (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Homeric (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Chancery (9-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Buckland (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Refractor (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Tadabeer 4-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leader early, steadied back in touch, headway approaching 2f out, soon looking for a gap, effort between horses entering final furlong, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Aegaeus (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Niceofyoutotellme 9-1 (8-12) Held up in 6th, headway to chase leaders 4f out, went 3rd between horses 3f out, led 2f out, driven and stayed on well, headed and not quicken final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Initiator (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Royal Peculiar 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 34l behind Lady Kashaan (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Mar.
Icebuster 2-1fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, keen early, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, hd behind Paloma's Prince (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.