Spellmaker beat Hamis Al Bin, who is engaged in the previous race, over course and distance a couple of weeks ago. He can confirm running with Dishy Guru and should be in the mix once again. But LITTLECOTE LADY went close to catching Street Power over track and trip on her latest start and Mark Usher's mare gets the vote to go one better. Indus Valley landed the odds here last time when beating subsequent winner Seamster and has plenty of room for further improvement judged on his earlier form, while Volito went close in an amateurs race at Wolverhampton during the week.
Spellmaker 11-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating Hamis Al Bin (9-4) by nk, 12 ran.
Volito 7-1 (10-11) Held up, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Consistant (11-0) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Green Millionaire 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final 110 yards, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Hinton Admiral 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, always held, lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 4l behind Mick Dundee (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Dishy Guru 11-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Spellmaker (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Littlecote Lady 12-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Street Power (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Athwaab 33-1 (8-11) Held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced and struggling, tailed off, last of 8, 22l behind Comptonspirit (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon rallied, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Indus Valley (IRE) 4-6fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Seamster (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sherjawy (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Indus Valley (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Bahama Bay 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Storey Hill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Vhujon (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Prohibition (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.