Vital Evidence is likely to prove popular on his comeback having ended last season with a victory at Windsor. But he's been raised 11lb for that success and Rebellious Guest makes more appeal. The latter ran well in last week's Winter Derby and had earlier beaten URAMAZIN over 1m2f here. But Philip Hide's charge failed to get a clear run on that occasion and can take his revenge re-opposing on better terms. Shavansky managed to hold off Grendisar at Lingfield last time but it's likely to be a close run thing again here. Both, however, should confirm superiority with Presburg. Aryal is upped in class and stablemate Salutation wears his owner's first colours on his reappearance having slipped down the weights last season.
Media Hype 12-1 (9-5) Prominent on outside, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off when eased over 1f out, last of 14, 43l behind Castilo Del Diablo (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Rebellious Guest 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol.
Uramazin (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in last pair, good headway and pulled out over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Grendisar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Shavansky (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Keen led, clear 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 23, 20l behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Shavansky 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol beating Grendisar (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Vital Evidence (USA) 7-2fav (8-13) Made all, driven over 3f out, drew clear over 1f out, easily, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Aldwick Bay (8-10) by 8l, 9 ran.
Viewpoint (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden when hampered 2f out and dropped to rear, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Van Percy (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Salutation (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, hung left and weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 22l behind Hi There (8-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct.
Presburg (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Shavansky (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol.
Aryal 5-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, readily outpaced by winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Villa Royale (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol.
Bishop's Castle (USA) 5-1fav (9-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon edged right and headed towards finish, 3rd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Streets Of Newyork 4-1 (10-0) Slowly away pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Two Moons (10-0) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.