Khubala steps up in distance for his return and would have preferred more cut in the ground. Princess Of Orange drops back in trip on her reappearance and is 9lb higher than her latest win while Spirit Of Sharjah hasn't scored on Turf since 2010 but had Galician behind when fifth at Lingfield last time. Swiss Cross looks high enough in the weights now though may do better back over 7f but the tentative vote goes to FAST FINIAN. Paul D'Arcy's charge finished ahead of Bayleyf when runner-up on the Polytrack in January and that form looks pretty strong as the winner, Haaf A Sixpence, has subsequently landed a decent handicap at Newbury.
Khubala (IRE) (8-11) 10th of 15, 12l behind Myasun (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Nov.
Princess Of Orange 40-1 (8-10) Slowly away always in rear, last of 10, 14l behind Chigun (8-10) at Newmarket 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Dwelt held up towards rear, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide, always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 13, 24l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-2) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov '11.
Noble Citizen (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 7l behind Belgian Bill (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Swiss Cross 7-1 (9-3) In rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Galician 4-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on inside, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 14, nk behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 11-1 (7-13) Towards rear, not clear run from over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 7th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd.
Fast Finian (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2l behind Mister Musicmaster (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Bayleyf (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 5, 3l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Comrade Bond 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 16, 16l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.