Both Sakhee's Pearl and Megalala scored over C&D last time and are upped in class today, while Sinfonico and DUNHOY have yet to race over today's longer trip. The former drops down a couple of grades and is back on a winning mark if Sean Levy's claim is included, so has plenty going for him if lasting home, but the latter looks the more likely to stay. Tony Newcome's charge is already a winner on the Polytrack and arrives on the back of a good effort at this track on his recent reappearance. Kakapuka is hard to fancy and Ya Hafed will need to improve on last year's win at Folkestone to figure.
Sinfonico (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Prominent, every chance 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 12, 6l behind Riggins (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Kakapuka 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 14, 34l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Dunhoy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, steadied off heels inside final 4f, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind George Guru (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sakhee's Pearl 6-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Choral Festival (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Megalala (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Made all, clear 6f out, ridden and stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Focail Maith (9-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ya Hafed 4-6fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, caught post, 2nd of 3, hd behind Zain Al Boldan (9-7) at Folkestone 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.