Assuming the market agrees this could be a four-timer for PRINCE CHARLEMAGNE who is nominated ahead of Lytham and Dan Tucker. A 6lb penalty takes the selection up to a mark that he has struggled to win from in the last couple of seasons, however if we go back to 2006 he was a winner off 80. There is no doubt that he is in excellent nick at the moment and assuming that this hold-up performer gets the breaks late on, he is unlikely to be far away. Fantasy Ride was disappointing last time out but Jeff Pearce's gelding is better than that, and although his overall record is frustrating he is not to be overlooked. Lytham is a multiple course winner and Tony Carroll's eight-year-old has a good strike-rate for a modest horse. Shanafarahan is open to improvement as a relatively young horse and he showed determination when getting off the mark last time at Lingfield; a 7lb higher mark makes life tougher however. Sweet Request and Mr Mischief return from lengthy absences, whilst Oberlin is one to watch in the betting off a basement mark. Dan Tucker, a previous course winner is another to consider in an open race, but it is the in-form Prince Charlemagne who can win again
Mr Mischief 14-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, 6th of 7, 21l behind Cotton Eyed Joe (8-8) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Krugerrand (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, kept on final furlong, no chance, 6th of 8, 5l behind Cossack Prince (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f clm (6) pol in Feb.
Prince Charlemagne (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) In touch, headway going well 2f out, soon tracking leader, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Sir Haydn (8-2) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dan Tucker 5-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 12, 4l behind Bluebell Ridge (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Lytham (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Ridgeway Jazz (8-7) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Fantasy Ride 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on outside, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Prince Charlemagne (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shanafarahan (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Zalkani (9-2) by a nk, 8 ran.
Sweet Request 40-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 6f out, weakened and eased over 3f out, 11th of 13, 38l behind Trigger's Friend (8-12) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Funky Town (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In touch, led after 2f, driven and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 8l behind Fistral (8-4) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Dream Mountain 20-1 (8-6) In touch, effort when weakening over 3f out, last of 7, 40l behind Blockley (8-11) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Mighty Kitchener (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 5th of 8, 37l behind Supsonic (8-11) at Southwell 1m 6f clm (6) fbs.
Oberlin (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 11, well behind Bold Adventure (9-3) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Rosy Dawn 40-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 7l behind Royal Choir (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.