Perfect Pasture won a shade more cosily than the narrow winning-margin would suggest at Kempton last time and is not easily overlooked as he bids for a sixth consecutive victory. Rivellino is upped in class having scored at Wolverhampton last time and William Buick's presence on Whaileyy takes the eye, though the latter is hard to catch right. Equitania has been below par recently but beat Diamond Charlie early last month while Noble Deed has a shout on his second at Ascot in August. CAPONE will have come on for a recent reappearance and the handicapper has given him a chance dropping him a further 4lb. Now back on a winning mark, Mike Attwater's charge gets the nod to add to his tally of five wins on the Polytrack.
Whaileyy (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, edged left 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 18l behind Demora (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Rivellino 5-2 (9-7) Pressed leader, led inside final 2f, edged left and ridden 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Dec beating Jay Bee Blue (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Elusivity (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders centre, effort 2f out, ridden and lost place 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 8l behind Steps (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Oct.
Equitania 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Even Stevens (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Perfect Pasture 3-1fav (9-1) Dwelt, soon chased leaders wide, led over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating Love Island (8-11) by nk, 10 ran.
Capone (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 14l behind Mont Ras (9-4) at Kempton 7f stks (3yo+) (2) pol in Dec.
Kyllachy Rise 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Verse Of Love (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Noble Deed 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mr David (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Dec.
Doctor Parkes 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bedloe's Island (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Dec.
Naabegha 11-10fav (9-5) Pulled very hard, tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Dec beating Apostle (9-5) by ns, 5 ran.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on well to take 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Equitania (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Picansort 14-1 (8-8) 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Forest Edge (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp (2) pol in Dec.