Abundantly was only beaten a length-and-a-half on his reappearance at Windsor and has to go on the short-list here. Presto Volante did well in the second half of last season, winning over track and trip and at Salisbury. He might be worth following once he's had a run or two while Kayalar, Boston Blue, Taste The Wine and William Hogarth have all been hurdling and shouldn't fail through lack of fitness. But TAFAWUK looks the one to beat after recording a comfortable first success at Leicester - he can improve again to defy his penalty.
Kayalar (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, smooth headway 2f out, effort entering final furlong, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb '12 beating Zarzal (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Jupiter Storm 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, stayed on reluctantly inside final furlong, almost got 2nd, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind English Summer (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Abundantly 7-2fav (8-8) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, soon outpaced, headway on rails under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final strides, never going pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Guising (8-13) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Presto Volante (IRE) 7-2fav (12-1) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th nearing finish, 4th of 15, 12l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Tafawuk (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway 3f out, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Curly Come Home (9-3) by 2l, 12 ran.
The Holyman (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Led and soon clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, keeping on one pace when short of room, 4th of 6, 3l behind Scottish Boogie (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Look Left 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, well beaten final 2f, last of 11, well behind Solaras Exhibition (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Boston Blue 17-2 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never involved, 8th of 14, 19l behind Attwaal (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Hurakan (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Idol Deputy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 16, 8l behind Yeomanoftheguard (10-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
William Hogarth 33-1 (8-11) Chased winner, pushed along over 5f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Petrovsky (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep '09.