Cold Turkey took advantage of a lenient mark last time but a 6lb loftier perch in a better race makes life tough and the ten-year-old is passed over in favour of POCKET TOO, although a bold bid from Coda Agency would come as no surprise. Matthew Salaman's gelding is a course and distance winner and has been in good form of late over hurdles. His mark of 67 is 7lb lower than his last win on the flat (almost two years ago) and he is fancied to add a fifth all-weather win. Calzaghe is a well-bred gelding who needs a market check for a shrewd yard, Coda Agency is just 1lb higher than when winning here in February, whilst Uncle Eli is unexposed on the flat and is not to be ignored. Sunny Spells is yet to prove that this trip suits, Attainable is an interesting filly now stepped up in distance, whilst the well-handicapped Mountain Forest looks more of a danger than fellow recent winner Delorain although he beat little of note last time out. Pocket Too is selected, but not with much confidence.
Cold Turkey 2-1fav (9-11) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, cosily, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating On Terms (8-11) by 1l, 14 ran.
Pocket Too 6-1 (9-9) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 15l behind Kristallo (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Calzaghe (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Sunset Boulevard (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Coda Agency 4-1fav (9-9) Held up in touch, progress over 4f out, ridden to lead 2f out, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Happy Fleet (9-4) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Uncle Eli (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride,in rear, switched wide over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Al Farahidi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Sunny Spells 6-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, ran wide entering straight, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 17l behind Cold Turkey (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Attainable 14-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 14l behind Bow To No One (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
New World Order (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Drizzi (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Super Fourteen 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, not quicken over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Drizzi (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Delorain (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sendali (8-12) at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Mountain Forest (GER) 13-2 (8-2) Chased leader, led 3 out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar beating Davana (8-0) by 6l, 11 ran.
Set Em Up Mo 66-1 (8-5) Led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Freedom Fire (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.