Honourable Knight finally took advantage of his slide down the weights when scoring over C&D last time. He appeared to win a shade cosily in the end and may defy a 6lb rise now he's got his head back in front but LUCAS PITT is preferred. He should be spot on now after a couple of recent outings and can race off a lower mark than when winning over C&D at this time last year with his apprentices' claim taken into account. Sail Home has done a little better in amateur races recently and Saloon had been placed at Wolverhampton before a poor effort last time, but the lightly-raced Cardi King could prove a bigger threat.
Sail Home 10-1 (9-11) Pressed leader, led 8f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Ice Nelly (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Red Lancer 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 8f out, went 2nd 5f out until 4f out, weakened 3f out, beaten when hung left over 2f out, tailed off, 6th of 14, 32l behind Budva (8-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug '10.
Saloon (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Lady Barastar (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
El Libertador (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Miss Villefranche (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Led, clear with one other over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 12, 9l behind Hamilton Hill (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Lucas Pitt 12-1 (8-9) Never a factor, 8th of 13, 35l behind C P Joe (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f app hcp (6) hvy.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Dolly Colman (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Cardi King 10-1 (9-0) In rear, headway towards stands' side 4f out, chased winner 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra and lost 3 places inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind On The Cusp (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Valdan (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Sky High Diver (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs.
Famagusta 10-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, clear with leader over 4f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Hamilton Hill (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Shirataki (IRE) 11-4fav (8-6) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, eased, last of 8, 25l behind Lady Gabrielle (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.