Chilli Green keeps paying the price for his consistency and is 3lb higher today after going close at Lingfield last time with Dozy Joe well behind. He deserves a change of luck but hasn't won since January last year and preference is for OCEAN LEGEND, who scored over C&D a fortnight ago. Tony Carroll's charge looks worth sticking with in his current mood, though Masai Moon is interesting with a recent run under his belt, as he's good enough to win this if right back to his best. The Strig has been in winning form over shorter trips of late and could prove best of the remainder.
Chilli Green 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on headed final strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Shifting Star (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Santefisio (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Dozy Joe 9-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 8, 10l behind Shifting Star (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Arteus 9-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, edged left over 1f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Piscean (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Masai Moon 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and struggling halfway, never on terms, 9th of 10, 7l behind Piscean (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Majuro (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Soon led, clear with one other 9f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 43l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Requisite 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear and off the pace, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind George Guru (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Chevise (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Raced keenly in mid-division, effort on inner over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Maverik (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
The Strig 9-2fav (9-1) Chased leader, every chance well over 1f out, soon hung left, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sulis Minerva (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Ivory Jazz 16-1 (8-9) Led early, clear with leader 9f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.