Despite returning from a lay-off, Hawawi was well backed for a maiden over 1m3f here on his reappearance. He should find a small race soon but this looks a decent handicap with George Guru bidding to go one better than when runner-up to Maverik over C&D last month and course specialist Den's Gift seeking to build on his third to Marajaa at Lingfield. Opus Maximus is capable of playing a part if getting the run of the race but it must be significant that VIVA RONALDO is Richard Fahey's only runner at the meeting. The northern raider can follow up his Wolverhampton win with Shane B Kelly again taking off 5lb. Dunhoy still has some scope but may need this.
Photo Opportunity 14-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden 3f out, lost 2nd and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Viva Ronaldo (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
George Guru 11-2 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, hard ridden when every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Maverik (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Requisite 10-1 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Whaileyy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Dunhoy (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 9th of 13, 8l behind Nordic Sky (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Den's Gift (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, headed and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, nk behind Marajaa (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Hawawi 11-8fav (9-11) Tracked leader until over 8f out, settled 3rd, effort on inside to lead 2f out, head high under pressure over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Queen Of Denmark (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Reared start, held up towards rear, headway on inside under pressure 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Mullins Way (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, not clear run on inside and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Emma's Gift (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
She Ain't A Saint 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after, tailed off and eased, 11th of 12, 36l behind Prince Of Burma (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.