LASTKINGOFSCOTLAND can usually be relied on to run his race and even though he came up just short when sent off favourite over C&D last week, Conor Dore's charge can make amends in this. Belinsky is less consistent though perfectly capable of winning at this level on his day and did so at Lingfield last month. He looks the main danger as Monsieur Jamie remains out of sorts and Black Cadillac has struggled off higher marks since scoring over track and trip early last year.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside over 1f out, driven and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Monsieur Jamie 11-2 (8-12) Dwelt soon switched left, in touch after 1f, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 12l behind Royal Bajan (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Black Cadillac (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 8l behind Noverre To Go (9-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Khawatim 25-1 (9-7) Soon outpaced, in rear until ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Danzoe (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Dominium (USA) 25-1 (8-13) In touch, led narrowly over 3f out, driven and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Idler (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Perlachy 28-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Galatian (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Belinsky (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division in touch, headway and effort on inside over 1f out, soon ridden and every chance, stayed on to lead narrowly final strides, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec beating Parisian Pyramid (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Swendab (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear and outpaced, 9th of 12, 9l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.