Ocean Legend, Arachnophobia and Seek the Fair Land make the shortlist here with Ocean Legend taken to continue his winning run. Arachnophobia has been consistent and this is his optimum trip. He won in game style last time, and that was his second win in five starts, but a rise of 6lbs may be prohibitive. Seek the Fair Land has been going well of late, a winner two outings ago, and he stayed on well in defeat last time to be beaten less than two lengths. Ocean Legend has been in terrific form, and although he races off an eleven pound higher mark than when scoring last time, he is in great heart, and won on his last visit here. Ocean Legend can score again.
Seek The Fair Land 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Raced wide, held up, effort over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong until near finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Sirocco Breeze (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Crown Choice 11-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, edged right and no headway over 1f out, soon well beaten, last of 11, 20l behind Secrecy (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Rulesn'regulations 7-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, pushed along briefly over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 7l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Pegasus Again (USA) 13-8fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Gallantry (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed inisde final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 20, 5l behind Collateral Damage (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.
Satwa Laird 7-1 (8-11) Held up, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 4l behind Kyllachy Star (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Soon tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, driven and joined inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Johnmanderville (8-5) by ns, 7 ran.
Masai Moon 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 12, 7l behind Ingleby Arch (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Oct.
Beckermet (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, weakening when short of room entering final furlong, last of 5, 3 1/2l behind Everymanforhimself (9-3) at Lingfield 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in Feb.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Dinner Date (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Red Somerset (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, last of 7, 10l behind December Draw (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) std in Mar.
Lucky Redback (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up, headway when bumped over 2f out, soon ridden, running on to press leaders when hung right and bumped badly inside final furlong, not recover, 4th of 8, 2l behind Jake The Snake (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Ilie Nastase (FR) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 5l behind Highly Regal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.