7f winners Chokidar and Zing Wing will need to improve on their earlier efforts over a mile if they're to get involved but Ellie In The Pink went close over track and trip during the week and should be in the firing-line. Avertis won here before finding Toga Tiger too good last time and the latter has every chance of landing a hat-trick upped only 2lb for his latest victory at Kempton. PUSH ME is back on the same mark as when winning last year's renewal and after a couple of improved efforts over course and distance, Jamie Poulton's mare looks set for a repeat and she gets the vote.
Chokidar (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Tornado Force (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 6, 7l behind Paphos (8-7) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, edged left over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan beating Diplomatic (8-5) by ns, 7 ran.
Zing Wing 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Al Freej (9-3) by 3l, 4 ran.
Avertis 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Push Me (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, rider dropped rein inside final furlong, ran on to dead-heat for 3rd post, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Mister Musicmaster (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ellie In The Pink (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Slowly into stirde, took keen hold and soon chased leaders, headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, closed on winner but always just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Mafi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Blue Deer (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Hld up in 6th, headway towards inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.