NAZREEF won over 7f at Kempton in October but was also successful on his two previous visits to this track - both over today's distance. He finished a respectable third on the turf on his latest start but a return to this surface can see Hughie Morrison's charge back in the winners' enclosure. He gets the vote ahead of West End Lad, who is also a C&D winner and looked better than ever when victorious at Wolverhampton last month. Follow The Flag and Capricornus are others with a chance but South African import Major Victory could prove a bigger threat back over a more suitable trip.
Nazreef 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 20, 2 3/4l behind Perfect Silence (8-11) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov.
Ours (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 5l behind Sweet Child O'Mine (8-3) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) hvy in Nov.
West End Lad 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Beetuna (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Franco Is My Name (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Thunderball 4-1 (9-1) Prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon led, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Final Drive (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Elusive Fame (USA) 7-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Dingaan (9-0) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Capricornus (USA) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, hampered bend well over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Calypso Star (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Revelator (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Made all, drew clear from over 1f out, won at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct '09 beating Olympic Ceremony (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Major Victory (SAF) 10-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Franco Is My Name (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Street Devil (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed entering final 2f, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 17l behind Fujin Dancer (8-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.