The return to a mile will not be a problem for recent 1m2f winner Fonterutoli but a 6lb penalty could be. Skidby Mill failed to cope with a 4lb rise at Kempton for winning here in November and has an apprentice's allowance to help her out today, but Olivers Mount has been raised further in the weights for finishing second at Kempton on his latest start. One Last Dream is one to consider but a speculative vote goes to CATARIA GIRL, expected to improve on her recent comeback effort as she makes her handicap debut.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In rear, switched to outer over 3f out, good headway to press leader 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Salient (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Claude Greenwood 20-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear and early reminders, never a factor, last of 12, 34l behind Marcus Caesar (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
One Last Dream 8-1 (9-4) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Ivor's Princess (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Nubar Boy 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, mid-division, effort over 1f out, never on terms, last of 12, 7l behind Perfect Venture (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, stayed on past beaten horses inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 13, 6l behind Stormbound (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, hung badly left from 2f out, ended on near side rail and kept on final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 14, 9l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Cataria Girl (USA) 50-1 (9-1) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Big Baz (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Olivers Mount 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Boris The Bold (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Dreaming Again 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 29l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Daneside (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, soon detatched, never a factor, 9th of 11, 9l behind Quality Art (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Bertie Blu Boy 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 13, 21l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Icanboogie 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, raced in last pair, chased leaders under pressure on inside over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 23l behind This Is Me (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.