Grey Blue made all for an easy victory over this course and distance last month but has since disappointed over hurdles. Wall Street Boss improved with each run in what was his first season last year and should do even better this campaign so he's on the short-list along with Thane Of Cawdor, whose winning run came to an end behind TIME SQUARE here early this month. The winner has only been raised 3lb and, with Ryan Tate claiming 5lb, Tony Carroll's charge is taken to follow up. Posh Boy ended the last season in very good form and would have needed his recent run so he's expected to get competitive.
Warrigal (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon led and set steady pace, ridden and joined 2f out, disputing 2nd until headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind I'm Fraam Govan (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Spring Tonic 7-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Miguel Grau (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Wall Street Boss (USA) 3-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, wide into straight 3f out, ridden and headway entering final 2f, led and ran green over 1f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Echo Brava (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Posh Boy (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Held up towards rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Cathedral (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Grey Blue (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating My Lord (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Conquestadim 33-1 (9-0) Always in last trio, never involved, 8th of 10, 27l behind Ballinderry Boy (8-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Midnight Chorister 9-4 (9-5) Awkward start and slowly away, held up in last, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, close 4th when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression after, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind King Olav (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Thecornishcowboy 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Red Warrior (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, remained on far side when race split over 5f out, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 49l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Menelik (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Fearless Lad (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leader after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 5, 14l behind King Olav (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, reminders inside final 5f, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Time Square (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Time Square (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked clear leader, pushed along 3f out, closed to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Thane Of Cawdor (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shirataki (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Emulating (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.