A dual winner in his native France, MORAR got off the mark in this country when winning in fine style over C&D last month. He's been raised 8lb but such was the manner of his victory, he is worth sticking with here. Satwa Gold finished five lengths behind him but is weighted to reverse the form and is back on a winning mark, but Chookie Hamilton looks too high in handicap now and it's been some time since Spring Jim last won on the Flat. Sinbad The Sailor is fresh from a spin over hurdles and looks a bigger threat.
Chookie Hamilton 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden when not much room 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Mongoose Alert (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Spring Jim 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, not clear run from 3f out until 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Ashbrittle (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Highly Regal (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, ridden and effort on outside over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 9l behind Warning Song (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Morar 25-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division in 5th, smooth headway over 2f out, soon led, quickened clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Phoenix Flight (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Satwa Gold (USA) 13-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Morar (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Sinbad The Sailor 2-1fav (9-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 34l behind Dan Buoy (8-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, switched right 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Brighton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct '07 beating Saloon (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
High On A Hill (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) With leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Iron Condor (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.