Rezwaan was raised an incredible 10lb for landing a handicap here in January but has performed with credit from that mark and looked a little unfortunate behind today's rival Zaheeb a couple of weeks ago. He can turn the tables on the winner and can also take care of the consistent though moderate Alhaban, who was beaten in a Lingfield seller before a better effort at Wolverhampton. Warbond is running well and has to be considered but it's ENSNARE who gets the nod as, though disappointing when fancied on his penultimate start here, he ran very well at Lingfield last time and is looking quite well treated at present.
Cool Hand Jake 11-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sweet Secret (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Afkar (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17l behind Lockantanks (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Alhaban (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) In touch, headway on outside to 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead and hung left well inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Thatcherite (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rezwaan 5-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
West Leake (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In rear, headway on inner over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Zaheeb 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, carried head high, kept on and held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Junket (9-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Hip Hip Hooray 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dinner Date 40-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 16l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Abriachan 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, last of 12, 33l behind Kiss A Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Ensnare 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway 1f out, ridden to join winner inside final furlong, not quicken final strides, 2nd of 6, shd behind Cyflymder (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Arctic Mirage 25-1 (9-4) Raced centre, prominent, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 13, 9l behind Myboyalfie (9-3) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Warbond 7-2fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division and keen, headway on inner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Qeethaara (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.