Three recent winners to consider in the closing event and THANE OF CAWDOR makes the most appeal. He was expected to appreciate the step up to 1m3f at Kempton last time and duly obliged, winning in a manner that suggested today's extra distance would also be within his compass. William Van Gogh finally took advantage of his slide down the weights over a shorter trip here last time but has been upped 8lb for that, but Mazij has a been raised a more realistic 4lb for his recent win over track and trip and should be thereabouts again. Hallstatt remains hard to win with so stablemate Rock Song is preferred on his comeback outing.
Mazij 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, edged right and driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Cape Alex (8-9) by shd, 9 ran.
Hallstatt (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 29l behind Foster's Road (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Rock Song 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Lean On Pete (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
William Van Gogh 9-4fav (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, effort between horses approaching final furlong, soon led, ran on, eased near finish, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Chosen Forever (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Redoute Star (AUS) (8-7) 10th of 12, 6l behind Ray's Favourite (8-9) at Happy Valley(HK) 1m hcap (4) gf in Jul.
Guest Book (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, led after 2f, clear 4f out, ridden when headed 2f, weakened final furlong, last of 3, 18l behind Exceedexpectations (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear un and switched sharply left entering final 2f, strong run and hung right under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 130 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Lytham (9-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Iguacu 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 19l behind Dandarrell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.