Anaconda made a promising return to action at Lingfield last month when finding only Lockantanks too good. He's likely to make a bold bid from the front and makes more appeal than the closely matched Verse Of Love and Chapter And Verse. Only a head separated the latter pair over track and trip last time and it's anybody's guess which one will prevail in this while Kung Hei Fat Choy has a tough task on today's terms. Hold-up horse PISCEAN should get the race run to suit and Tom Keddy's course and distance winner gets the vote in what looks a tricky contest.
Anaconda (FR) Evensfav (9-2) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lockantanks (8-12) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Verse Of Love 16-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Chapter And Verse (9-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Verse Of Love (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Always prominent, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Atlantis Crossing (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Piscean (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.