Plenty in with a chance in this wide-open contest. Mountrath survived a stewards' enquiry to finally get off the mark over C&D last month and remains on a decent mark judged on his best form. Wavetree Warrior may struggle raised 5lb for winning his first race for nearly four years at Wolverhampton last time but Serious Drinking is better than her latest run suggests. Dicoh could figure back over a mile, but a tentative vote goes to SASHEEN, who went close over C&D a week ago and is dropping down a grade here.
Fedora (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind But Beautiful (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dichoh 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, chased clear leader 4f out, closed inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure and every chance well inside final furlong, not quite pace of winner last strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Buxton (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Mountrath 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed 5f out, tracked leader, ridden to lead again 1f out, edged left throughout final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Dec beating Marksbury (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Collect Art (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Fivefold (9-2) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Prohibition (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, travelling well over 2f out, effort on outer approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Lingfield Bound (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Wavertree Warrior (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden 2f out headway on outside approaching final furlong, kept on, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating No Complaining (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Lopinot (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 8l behind Fol Liam (8-0) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Resuscitator (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Went right start, behind, under pressure halfway, never dangerous, last of 12, 7l behind Loyal Royal (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Serious Drinking (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Final Drive (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Tuscan King 16-1 (8-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Kidlat (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sasheen 9-1 (8-7) Led, set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, headed over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 6, nk behind Cat Hunter (9-0) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Miss Bounty 18-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 9l behind Perfect Friend (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.