Hot Sugar finished behind SHAWKANTANGO at Wolverhampton in November and the latter has since landed a double over track and trip. Derek Shaw's charge ran well again back on the Polytrack last time and is just preferred to Electric Qatar, who won a seller here during the week. Monsieur Jamie looks a real threat dropping down to this grade as he's won four times over course and distance in the past and Al Khan is another course winner, but he hasn't raced since September. Edith Anne and Jiminy look up against it in this company.
Al Khan (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 13l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Monsieur Jamie 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Shawkantango 3-1 (8-10) Reared start, soon outpaced in rear, ridden well over 1f out, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2l behind R Woody (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Electric Qatar 11-4fav (8-12) Burst stalls and gained at least 1 length advantage at start, made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs beating Angelo Poliziano (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hot Sugar (USA) 9-2 (8-13) Slow into stride soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 2l behind Expose (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Jiminy 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Electric Qatar (8-12) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs.
Edith Anne 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.