Rakaan has been in much better form of late but today's longer trip is a worry and VIEWPOINT looks a safer option. The latter won with a bit up his sleeve at Lingfield earlier this month and Richard Hannon's charge can follow up in what looks a less competitive contest. Desert Vision beat today's rival Kay Gee Be here in October but Alan Berry's charge has since scored at Redcar. That pair are closely matched and the latter has the beating of Incendo on collateral form. Boonga Roogeta rattled up a four-timer in lesser company earlier this year and will need to improve again to figure.
Incendo 10-11fav (9-10) Close up, smooth headway 2f out, eased into lead over 1f out, ran on, very easy, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating Uphold (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tepmokea (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 16th of 21, 38l behind Party Line (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Rakaan (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, just held for 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Viewpoint (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Hampered start, tracked leader, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Mia's Boy (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Desert Vision 5-1 (9-8) Keen in touch, effort over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Flying Power (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inner over 3f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Nov beating Uphold (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders centre, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 17th of 28, 16l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Boonga Roogeta 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Cubanita (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Nov.