MIGUEL GRAU went up 7lb for scoring here in December but probably should have followed-up at Lingfield last month where he was impeded at a crucial stage. He's still lightly-raced and can go in again. Squire Osbaledston landed a Lingfield maiden then started favourite for a Newmarket handicap in November but ran moderately and has been given a break. Busatto has a classic pedigree and though unraced since landing a maiden on his third start at Chester in September he could be very well in on his handicap debut. St Jerome was in good form last summer and scored over hurdles in November, the last time he ran, while Tight Lipped was in excellent form at the beginning of last year and is just 4lb higher than when scoring at Sandown in May. The veteran Greylami doesn't have the best strike-rate and hasn't won since Ascot in 2010.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden 4f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 6l behind Indian Jack (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Greylami (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Burst stall open and stumbled badly, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind Stevie Thunder (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Squire Osbaldeston (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Raced far side overall leader, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Creme Anglaise (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Busatto (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in touch and held up in last trio, good headway on outside over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep beating Puligny (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Mawaakef (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Star (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ruzeiz (USA) 16-1 (9-10) Took keen hold in touch, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Blue Wave (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 10-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Echo Brava (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f amt hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Saint Jerome (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Madame Elizabeth (8-8) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Stevie Thunder 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 6th of 8, 8l behind Grendisar (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Quickly away, led and set steady pace, kicked on 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Ishikawa (IRE) (9-11) 9th of 0, well behind Zarras (9-4) at St Moritz(SWI) 1m cnd stks (4yo+) pol.
First Post (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dixie's Dream (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Miguel Grau (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, switched outside and ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd final stride, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Cayuga (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Ocean Applause 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, staying on at same pace when badly hampered on inside over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 14l behind Tatting (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.