The rejuvenated veteran Jonny Ebeneezer won over C&D earlier this month and looks to be facing an easier task here despite racing off a 6lb higher mark. SUHAYL STAR finished behind the latter in seventh place last time but was not far behind and a chance is taken on Paul Burgoyne's charge reversing the form on more favourable terms here. Gilderoy produced a better effort over 6f last time and could figure while Quahadi and Mr Funshine are others with outside claims if running up to their best.
Jonny Ebeneezer 8-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-divsion on inside, headway 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 75 yards, no impression and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Young Simon (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Mr Funshine 20-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden towards inside over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 8l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Jessica Wigmo 16-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind West Leake (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Novastasia (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) With leader, led over 4f out, driven and headed over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 11, 7l behind Clever Omneya (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.
Gilderoy 16-1 (8-8) Held up, headway under pressure over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Almaty Express (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Southwark Newshawk 20-1 (8-9) Always behind, 10th of 13, 7l behind Rightcar (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Quahadi (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Poppy Golightly (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Jonny Ebeneezer (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ariel Bender 66-1 (8-7) Outpaced, always behind, last of 9, 13l behind Your Gifted (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.