This is a bit of a non-event as KABBAAS is impossible to oppose despite having his first start on the Fibresand. Today's opposition is so poor that Roger Varian's charge can afford to run way below the form of his debut second at Lingfield and still come out best. Dr Victoria was beaten nine lengths here in November but Big City Boy didn't do too badly when leading for a long way on his return from a long break at Wolverhampton on Friday. Elusive has shown nothing to date and Quintain may prove a bigger threat on his debut on the Flat though he's been well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles.
Big City Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leading pair, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 18l behind Bosambo (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar '11.
Quintain (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5th, 13th of 16, well behind Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dr Victoria 80-1 (8-12) Tracked winner 3f, in touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 12l behind Light Shine (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Elusive 100-1 (9-9) Keen prominent, led over 5f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 30l behind Naalatt (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs.
Kabbaas (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Great Demeanor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.