April Fool has won twice on the all-weather this year but although he's scored five times on turf previously, today's going could prove a problem and RIGOLLETO is preferred. The latter finished runner-up at Sandown the last time he encountered soft ground and a repeat of that form off a 5lb lower mark today would be good enough to land this. Flameoftheforest is another who will handle the underfoot conditions, though he's 6lb higher than October's win at Newcastle for today's reappearance, while Midnight Feast will need to improve on his comeback if he's to get involved.
April Fool 11-4fav (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Amazing Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 11-2fav (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Colour Of Love (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Nov.
Rigolleto (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 20th of 21, 27l behind Mujaadel (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Midnight Feast 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, ridden 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Celtic Sultan (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.