Aegaeus was given a clever tactical ride from the front by Ryan Moore at Kempton, who caught his rivals napping when he quickened off the home turn. It will be tougher to make all here and the one to beat is probably ROSACEOUS if she reproduces her latest second at Ffos Las. She was gaining on the well-backed winner throughout the final furlong so the stiff finish here should suit. Breakheart looks to be in the handicapper's grip while this looks too sharp nowadays for Dr Livingstone and Zenarinda makes her seasonal reappearance. The others have plenty to prove on recent form.
Aegaeus 10-1 (9-12) Made all, set slow pace, ridden and quickened over 3 lengths clear over 1f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Burnham (9-9) by 4l, 11 ran.
Breakheart (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Dwelt soon close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Rosaceous 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Singersongwriter (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Zenarinda 6-1 (9-7) Keen in touch, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Resplendent Alpha (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Gone Dutch 4-1 (9-5) Always in rear and soon pushed along, 8th of 9, 27l behind Mcdelta (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Fremont (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Munsarim (9-6) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jul '12.
Beauchamp Xerxes 5-2 (8-1) Led but pressed, headed over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 7, 26l behind Four Winds (8-6) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Compton Bird 10-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Katie Gale (8-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.