Your Gifted may have been a little unlucky at Kempton last time having finished second over this course and distance earlier. But she is racing from 4lb out of the handicap and Bapak Bangsawan has been struggling off higher marks since scoring over 6f at Kempton at the start of December. Shawkantango does most of his winning at Southwell but is still preferred to the Milton Bradley pair Island legend and Solemn. TOP COP races off his lowest-ever mark and is eased in grade. He's not won since his two-year-old days but has the plum draw and could make all if holding his position at the first bend.
Top Cop 4-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Shawkantango 4-1 (8-9) Slowly away, headway to press leaders halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Electric Qatar (8-8) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs.
Bapak Bangsawan 5-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Solemn 11-2 (9-6) Chased winner over 1f, prominent, pushed along halfway, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind I'll Be Good (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Your Gifted (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 7th of 8, 4l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.