Waving's winning run on the all-weather came to end at Wolverhampton and he's yet to score on Turf. Aficionado won at Beverley last year and went close over hurdles in December. Choisan is also fit from hurdling and has every chance on his form on the level while Tinseltown won one of these events last season. Royal Marskell went close under today's rider at Lingfield in January and it was soft ground when Frosty Berry made the frame in an amateurs race at Goodwood in October. But CANDESTA was having only his third start when placed at Lingfield last month and Julia Feilden's colt gets a token vote with plenty of scope for improvement.
Waving 7-4fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, soon every chance, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Bright Abbey (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Choisan (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Headway to track leaders 7f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 2nd of 12, 14l behind Ebony Express (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Aficionado 6-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Special Meaning (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Tinseltown 16-1 (7-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Cavalieri (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Zaitsev (8-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Arthurs Secret 16-1 (9-1) Driven to chase leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, last of 7, 36l behind London Bridge (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Royal Marskell 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, driven and ran on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Tokyo Brown (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dynastic 5-2 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Dame Nellie Melba (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Candesta (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, soon challenged, led narrrowly over 2f out to over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Longshadow 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 6f out, ridden over 5f out, soon in rear, last of 8, well behind Lean On Pete (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Spruzzo 40-1 (9-6) Led, soon clear, reduced advantage 8f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep '12.
Frosty Berry 50-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Cuckoo Rock (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Nadema Rose (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in touch on outside, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, soon outpaced, went moderate 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, dropped to 4th near towards finish, 4th of 5, 12l behind Teajaybe (9-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Baan (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and raced very wide, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 16l behind Newtown Cross (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
James Pollard (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In rear, hung right over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Father Shine (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, weakened over 6f out, 6th of 8, 43l behind Flash Crash (10-9) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Rockweiller 11-4 (8-12) Soon led, shaken up over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Catching Zeds (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.