SINGLEB can prevail from Murrin and Tuxedo in a tight handicap. He will have to defy a penalty and a career high mark if he's to complete his four-timer but he hasn't looked back since joining Gay Kelleway and has formed a really good partnership with Jamie Spencer. His style of racing should suit this track and he can go close. Murrin drops back to this trip for the first time in a couple of years which has to be a concern but he's running well enough at present to believe that he should be a factor. Tuxedo's three wins have come at Kempton and he was outpaced when the pace quickened at Wolverhampton last time before keeping on; there's a concern that the same scenario could unfold here. There are a fair few others that could feature as you'd expect but we fancy Singleb to keep his good run going.
Singleb (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Chased leader 1f, prominent, went 2nd again over 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Downhill Skier (8-12) by 2l, 5 ran.
Murrin (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Kipchak (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pippbrook Gold 11-1 (9-1) Disputed lead until over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 11l behind Randama Bay (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Super Frank (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Led, joined 2f out, soon headed, no chance with winner final furlong and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tuxedo 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Captain Macarry (9-2) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Napoletano (GER) 16-1 (8-9) Steadied start, took keen hold, raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 6l behind L'Hirondelle (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Lend A Grand (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up, in touch, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 5l behind Last Sovereign (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Munich (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Awkward start and slowly away, raced wide and always in rear, 9th of 10, 11l behind William's Way (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f amt hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Marmooq 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, wide and headway 2f out, pressed winner entering final furlong, driven and not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Kipchak (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Indian Diva (9-4) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (5) fbs in Jan.
Ever Cheerful 11-2 (8-12) With leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 4l behind Divertimenti (9-5) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Smokin Joe 25-1 (9-6) Behind, ridden and hung right 2f out, moderate headway final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Grey Boy (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sept.