A former Ballydoyle inmate, CANARY WHARF has won twice on the all-weather for Marco Botti. He handled soft ground well enough in Ireland and is taken to follow up his latest win at Kempton off what could still prove a lenient mark back on Turf. Docs Legacy has only managed to win a bumper on the Polytrack since 2011 but Indepub won twice over hurdles for Donald McCain last year and has a shout off his current mark now back with Kevin Ryan. The French import Gran Maestro will handle the underfoot conditions after a couple of outings on Polytrack for Ruth Carr while The Fun Crusher is lightly-raced and has potential for improvement. The same comment applies to Star Lahib, the easy winner of a maiden at Ripon in August but having her first outing since.
Hillview Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Dwelt, held up in rear, never a factor, 17th of 23, 14l behind Art Scholar (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Nov.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced wide always in rear, last of 9, well behind Dubai Hills (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
The Fun Crusher 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on and every chance until one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Bollin Greta (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Indepub 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 18l behind Royal Straight (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Kiwi Bay 20-1 (9-1) Chased leader to 5f out, weakened over 4f out, last of 8, well behind Kay Gee Be (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Nov.
Canary Wharf (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Dwelt, mid-division, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied and every chance towards finish, led close home, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Purple 'n Gold (9-0) by shd, 9 ran.
Star Lahib (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Kept (9-3) by 6l, 12 ran.
Docs Legacy (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Gran Maestro (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Pulled hard close up, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Dream Win (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Carragold 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, never near leaders, 4th of 14, 15l behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.