On the pick of his best form Tudor Prince could be dangerously well handicapped and while Hart Of Gold should be close after an ease in his mark we like the chances of COMPTON CLASSIC. Jim Boyle's runner won an almost identical race last time with something to spare and while he has more to do with a six pounds penalty added to his burden he looked to have more in the tank during that success. Tudor Prince is now rated 10lbs below his last winning mark, a victory that came at Yarmouth in 2007. He's not shown the same level of form since but run well under this rating last time and he should be in the mix again. Hart Of Gold looks to have been suffering at the hands of the handicapper recently and should go better than in recent starts now back at a winnable rating. Onceuponatime is also capable of better than he's shown this winter and could well run into some prize money here but shouldn't have enough to beat Compton Classic.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 8-1 (7-13) Started slowly, behind, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 7l behind Efistorm (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Led until over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Lethal (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f clm stks (6) gd.
Rockfield Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always in rear, struggling over 2f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Mutamared (9-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Lunces Lad (IRE) 28-1 (8-1) Chased leaders to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 10l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-0) at Ascot 5f app hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Compton Classic 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on the inside, led inside final 2f, ridden out final furlong and ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Mudhish (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Billy Red 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 12, 14l behind Rash Judgement (9-1) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Always prominent, raced keenly, went 2nd 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind One More Round (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Hart of Gold 11-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Sarah's Art (8-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
The Lord 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 4l behind Efistorm (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Dualagi 25-1 (8-10) Held up, raced keenly, ridden over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Richelieu (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Rabbit Fighter (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, last of 14, 22l behind Norcroft (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcap (6) fbs in Jan.
Teen Ager (FR) 8-1 (9-2) Started slowly, held up in rear, not much room on inside well over 1f out, stayed on steadily final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 10, 6l behind Garstang (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.