Plenty of this field come into this wide open handicap on good form but it can be argued that ARTEUS is the best treated of the last time out winners and we're on the side of Jane Chapple-Hyam's charge but only just ahead of Tudor Prince and Tourist. A change to front running tactics worked the oracle for the selection, who made very yard to score over distance at Folkestone on his latest start. He won his maiden over course and distance so the track holds no mysteries and if the penny has dropped he should go in again at just two pounds heavier. Tudor Prince has scored twice in four starts at this venue including an easy victory last time out. He's up five pounds for that success, which seems fair, and he looks a leading player once more. Tourist was also a comfortable winner the last time we saw him, capping a progressive run of form. He's not won here in three attempts but is still in the mix off his revised rating. Millfield, Rondeau and Silver Guest can all have cases made for them as well based on their current burdens but Arteus can build on that last win if sticking to the same game plan
Chief Exec 6-1 (9-1) In rear, not clear run well over 1f out, headway and weaved through final furlong, ran on to press for 2nd towards, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Gassin (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Tourist 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Little Arrows (9-3) by 2l, 12 ran.
Silver Guest 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in rear, pulled wide and headway entering straight, hung left final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Gassin (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Millfield (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Slowly away, held up in rear, switched right well over 1f out, headway soon after, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Meydan (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Lucy Brown 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Dubai Meydan (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Arteus 22-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden and challenged from 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Lodi (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Resplendent Nova 33-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 7l behind Berbice (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Obe Gold 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Fantasy Explorer (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Tuxedo 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 11, 3l behind Berbice (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Dakota Hills 9-1 (8-9) With winner, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Noverre To Go (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (5) pol in Dec.
Rondeau (GR) 11-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, smooth headway on stands side rail 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon clear, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct beating Blue Noodles (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, stayed on final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Goodbye Cash (8-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Miss Hollybell 25-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Steel Stockholder (7-13) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Highland Harvest 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, no chance final 2f, eased final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Arthur's Edge (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.