Rambo Will has won his last two starts at this track though this is his toughest task to date, while Delira took a step closer to losing her maiden tag when just failing to catch the winner over C&D last time. Apollo D'Negro had Snow Ridge well behind when scoring at Folkestone on his return to action and looks a leading contender with further improvement likely, but the vote goes to GUIDED MISSILE. Andrew Balding's filly had today's rival Captain Noble a couple of lengths back when winning her maiden over C&D in November and she can take this before going on to better things.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 7-4fav (8-11) With leader, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, won at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Cristaliyev (8-10) by 1l, 5 ran.
Guided Missile (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching 1f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Quality Art (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 7-2 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, from over 1f out, last of 3, 5l behind Joe Le Taxi (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Snow Ridge 11-1 (9-2) Went right start, pushed along in rear over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 13l behind Apollo D'Negro (8-11) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Whitecrest 7-2fav (8-5) Tracked leader until ridden halfway, 9th of 10, 20l behind Brown Panther (8-9) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Rambo Will 10-3 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, challenged between horses inside final furlong, looked held until found extra to lead near finish, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Johnny Hancocks (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Captain Noble (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Guided Missile (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
In Babylon (GER) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen centre, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 37l behind King Of Jazz (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Delira (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear on inside, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ellie In The Pink (8-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Miss Dutee 5-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 11l behind Sacrosanctus (9-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Regal Bullet (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Pippa's Gift (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.