Tappanappa is the highest rated on official figures though last year's victory over track and trip came off a 10lb lower mark. MAWAAKEF makes more appeal as he's tended to be outpaced over 1m2f of late only to finish with a late flourish and should be suited by today's extra distance. John Jenkins' Azamour gelding gets the nod given First Avenue needs 2m to show his best nowadays though Wildomar had Incendo behind when third at Lingfield last time and he should give another good account.
First Avenue 5-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway on outside to chase leaders 6f out, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 19l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Incendo 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 6l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mawaakef (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Went right start, close up, ridden 3f out, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Tappanappa (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away and pushed along briefly, held up in last pair, pushed along over 4f out, beaten over 2f out, hung right and plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Spring Of Fame (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Wildomar 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.