WEST LEAKE's close-up third at Wolverhampton last time gave the impression he's capable of winning off his current mark. He had beaten subsequent winner Crystallize over C&D before that with today's rivals Goodbye Cash, Grand Honour and Yakama further behind and can return to winning ways here. Zeffirelli went close when runner-up to Poppy Golightly here last month and should figure again. He's preferred to another recent runner-up, Abigails Angel, who may be better over a mile. Metropolitan Chief looks best of the rest.
Zeffirelli 20-1 (9-4) In touch, headway on outside to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Poppy Golightly (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Libertino (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Co Dependent (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
West Leake (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Abigails Angel 4-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, reminder 5f out, headway 3f out, chased leading pair 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression when edged right well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Very Well Red (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Goodbye Cash (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind West Leake (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Bold Diva 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, no impression when edged right inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 2 1/4l behind White Shift (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Commandingpresence (USA) 15-2 (9-2) In touch ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Final Rhapsody (8-9) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct.
Rainsborough 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Shared Moment (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Yakama (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, no real impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Metropolitan Chief 8-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 13, shd behind Lethal (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Grand Honour (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
A Pocketful Of Rye (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Hi Spec (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Poesmulligan (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader until ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 11, well behind Traphalgar (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Novastasia (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, finished well, 4th of 12, 1l behind Crystallize (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.