Bank On Me has gone up 8lb since September despite not winning and may have missed his chance. Saharia also looks high enough in the weights now but Multi Bene is still improving and has leading claims on his latest second in this grade at Wolverhampton. GUEST OF HONOUR opened his account at the same track last month when winning a maiden with the minimum of fuss and Marco Botti's colt is fancied to follow up on his handicap debut. George Baker scored over C&D on his penultimate start but was beaten a couple of lengths in similar company on his latest outing.
Bank On Me 12-1 (8-4) Chased leader, pushed along and every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Chookie Royale 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led just over 1f out, edged right well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Dubawi Island (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Saharia (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression with leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Embankment (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Multi Bene 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Guest of Honour (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leader, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Eltifaat (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Light From Mars 2-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Tarooq (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Buckland (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 9l behind On The Hoof (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
George Baker (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.