Mawaakef has yet to show any improvement for his tumble down the weights and both Tuscania and Parigino finished ahead of him over C&D last time. Ancient Greece scored over track and trip a fortnight ago but is upped in class and Lingfield winner Cayuga makes more appeal given the three-year-old landed his handicap debut in good style. However, another chance goes to DUBAWI ISLAND, a close second in this grade behind Chookie Royale at Wolverhampton a week ago when hanging right in the closing stages. That won't be a problem at this track and he gets the nod.
Mawaakef (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, some headway on outside over 2f out, outpaced well over 1f out, ridden and plugged on inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Dubawi Island (FR) 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Tuscania 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, looking for room when squeezed through over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Viewpoint (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 8, 5l behind Albasharah (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Destiny Of Dreams 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 19l behind Our Gal (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Cayuga 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, eased towards finish, comfortably (hand timed), won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Superciliary (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Bobbyscot (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 11l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Kindia (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 27l behind Gifted Girl (9-5) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Brunston 33-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 19l behind Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Parigino (FR) 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered and snatched up over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, not recover, 8th of 12, 4l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Six Silver Lane 33-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 13, 27l behind Miss Aix (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Ancient Greece 20-1 (9-9) Prominent, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Fairyinthewind (8-12) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Boonga Roogeta (8-4) at Newmarket 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.