Alfred Hutchinson went close over a shorter trip here on his penultimate start but has something to prove over today's distance and SPIFER is just preferred. The top weight attempted to make all in much better company at Lingfield last time but could only manage fourth behind Tinshu though that's the best recent form on offer. Marco Botti's charge makes more appeal than Boonga Roogeta whose winning run came to end in a Listed contest at Doncaster in November but she'd beaten Dakota Canyon six lengths at Newmarket earlier. Rossetti is upped in class but Classic Colori has gone close at this level before although he's hard to catch right.
Spifer (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 8, 5l behind Tinshu (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Classic Colori (IRE) 9-5 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Desert Vision (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Alfred Hutchinson 25-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
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.
Oneofapear (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, soon ridden and behind, 13th of 14, 27l behind First Mohican (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Rossetti 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind On The Hoof (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 8l behind Wildomar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.