Plenty of these have a chance but top weight FLYING POWER makes most appeal. His winning run came to end in better company over track and trip last time but he failed by only a half-length and can return to winning ways in this grade. Sir Boss has been in fine form in lesser handicaps and is closely matched with recent winner Illustrious Forest while the latter had Kames Park behind last time. Winning hurdler Monte Cavallo has a shout back on the Flat but Rapid Heat Lad drops back down in trip and On The Hoof is unproven over this far.
Flying Power 11-4fav (9-6) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Mica Mika (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Boom To Bust (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Ridden from stalls, in rear, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Desert Vision (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sir Boss (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Mid-division on outside, headway to track leader after 4f, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on, held final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Monte Cavallo (SAF) 3-1fav (9-9) Held up in last trio, headway centre over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Aldwick Bay (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Teshali (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Steadied reared and went left start, held up last, ridden outpaced and struggling over 3f out, last of 9, 17l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Roman Flight (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders from 2f out, 4th of 9, 4l behind Robin Hood (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gd in Mar.
Illustrious Forest 11-10fav (9-6) Made all, ridden and wandered slightly entering final furlong, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Reflect (9-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Kames Park (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 8l behind Reflect (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Capellanus (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Settled in rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th over 3f out and soon no extra, eased when beaten in straight, 10th of 11, 42l behind Louisville Lip (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 hvy in Jun.
On The Hoof 9-4fav (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Canary Wharf (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Rapid Heat Lad (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pressed leader over 9f out, led over 2f out, hard ridden when strongly challenged inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Alborz (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Blizzard Blues (USA) 25-1 (10-9) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Blazing Desert (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Jan.