Rocky Rebel finished third behind the progressive Fire In Babylon last time and has a chance on that form. Galiotto is also worthy of consideration on his recent three-length victory over course and distance with Ryan Moore taking over the reins, while Opus went close stepped up to today's distance at Southwell last month and is equally at home on this surface. NEWTON CROSS showed improvement racing over 2m for the first time when beating Boston Blue here on his latest start. Lightly-raced for his age, Jimmy Fox's colt is taken to follow up off only a 3lb higher mark.
Rocky Rebel 9-2 (9-10) Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, rallied over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Fire In Babylon (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Galiotto (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Dr Finley (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Boston Blue 3-1fav (9-8) Tracked leading pair, effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to 2nd inside final furlong, one pace into 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Newtown Cross (8-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Mighty Mambo 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 13l behind Fearless Lad (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Opus (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway and in touch halfway, soon tracked winner, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, held final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pass The Time (9-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Pullmen 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 24l behind Almost Gemini (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Newtown Cross (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Held up in 5th, hampered on inside approaching final 2f, soon switched left, headway and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Azabitmour (8-8) by nk, 8 ran.
Bell'arte (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Keep Kicking (9-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Reillys Daughter 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, raced wide early, headway to chase leader over 10f out until 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 27l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Go Amwell 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, 7th of 8, 8l behind The Young Master (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Be A Rebel 100-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 4f out, well beaten final 3f, 6th of 7, 18l behind Eco Warrior (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.