Chookie Royale arrives in fine form but is upped in class for his Fibresand debut while Kung Hei Fat Choy is also taking on better company, though he has won twice at this track previously. Kickingthelilly won her maiden over course and distance and had Shahzan well behind at Lingfield in December. She looks a threat along with the veteran Docofthebay, who is preferred to stablemate Thunderball. NAZREEF hasn't been at his best on the Polytrack of late but Hughie Morrison's charge gets the nod as he's dropping down a grade today and has won all four previous starts on this surface.
Nazreef 16-1 (9-7) Led until over 8f out, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Red Aggressor (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) With leader, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 20l behind Born To Surprise (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Thunderball 10-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcap (2) pol.
Kickingthelilly 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Loyalty (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Docofthebay (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 5l behind Light From Mars (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Shahzan (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 15l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Chookie Royale 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led just over 1f out, edged right well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Dubawi Island (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 6-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and weakened final furlong, last of 10, 10l behind Light From Mars (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Gouray Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 13l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.