Plenty arrive with decent claims in a wide-open handicap, but the vote goes to NEW LEYF. He nearly added a fourth win at this track to his tally when only beaten a head over 6f here last week and Ed Walker's C&D winner looks ready to strike again. Iron Step bids for a hat-trick after a couple of wins over a mile and should figure, though the handicapper took exception to Reachforthebucks hat trick back in February and he's 18lb higher on his return to action. Numeral steps up a grade off a 4lb higher mark after landing a double at this track, while Roninski moves in the opposite direction after a defeat in much better company at Doncaster in September. Jobe is facing a tougher task having won a seller at Southwell a fortnight ago, but there may be more to come from Rossetti.
New Leyf (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, joined winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, hd behind Googlette (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Taajub (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Always behind, 11th of 12, 10l behind Riggins (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Jobe (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, closed 2f out, ridden approaching final furlong, all out, won at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs beating Salerosa (8-1) by hd, 14 ran.
Roninski (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Lightning Cloud (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Iron Step 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct beating Moone's My Name (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Kakapuka 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Songburst (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Reposer (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, prominent, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 14, 16l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Rossetti 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 20, 18l behind Yair Hill (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Reachforthebucks 1-3fav (9-8) Led early, tracked leader, smooth headway to lead on bit over 1f out, shaken up to go clear inside final furlong, eased last 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Snow Trooper (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Marajaa (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on inner 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Byrony (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Numeral (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, driven out, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Justbookie Dot Com (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Requisite 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, soon chased winner, no extra when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
My Best Bet 9-1 (8-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lutine Charlie (9-0) at Kempton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Justbookie Dot Com (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Soon led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd final 110 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Bahamian Lad (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.