A winner over a longer trip proven frontrunner ALSADAA may set out to make this a real test and in doing so get the score. Given that the gelding's recent best has been when given a bigger stamina test he should be sent to the front and he might be hard to reel in. On the other hand it could set up the race for late finisher Spensley who is still fairly treated after back-to-back wins. Also of interest is Iron Condor who is two from two over course and distance and won with enough in hand last time out to suggest a 4lb mark rise won't stop a bold bid.
King Olav (UAE) 100-1 (8-11) Chased leaders far side to over 3f out, soon behind, last of 35, 47l behind Credit Swap (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Shadows Lengthen 16-1 (10-7) Keen, raced wide led, headed 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 45l behind Ethics Girl (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Resentful Angel 25-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on outside from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Conduct (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Record Breaker (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Chased leading duo, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Mystery Star (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Alsadaa (USA) 6-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, held on well towards finish, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Satwa Gold (8-11) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Funday 100-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Baila Me (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Sequillo 10-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led after 3f, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Franco Is My Name (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bow To No One (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon edged left, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Ashbrittle (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Spensley (IRE) 5-2 (9-6) Held up in last pair, slightly hampered halfway, headway on outside to chase leaders and edged right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead last stride, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct beating Modun (9-4) by shd, 9 ran.
Deadly Silence (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along before halfway, tailed off, last of 9, 44l behind Merchant Of Dubai (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) fbs in Sep '08.
Iron Condor 3-1fav (9-7) Held towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Regency Girl (8-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.