Red Mystique ran as though something was amiss when tailed off at Kempton last time but has claims on his earlier placed effort over track and trip when he had Hoonose behind. The veteran Formidable Guest is a multiple winner on Polytrack over shorter distances but failed to beat a rival the last time he raced over 2m while Perfect Shot is not one to trust but has a chance if producing his best. GALIOTTO looks high enough in the weights but gets the token vote as he's a course and distance winner and Ryan Moore is back on board today.
On The Feather 10-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 12l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Galiotto (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Slowly away towards rear, headway on outer over 4f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Llamadas (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened soon after, 4th of 6, 37l behind Right Stuff (9-9) at Lingfield 2m clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Faraway Land (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in touch on inside, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 14l behind Megastar (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd and pushed along 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, outpaced to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Formidable Guest 25-1 (9-1) In touch on inside, outpaced when not much room 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 8l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Za'lan (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Entitlement (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Share Option 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 14l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Bet Noir (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Steadied leaving stalls, took keen hold in rear, always behind, 10th of 12, 19l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Ede's 40-1 (9-7) Tracked leader and clear with leading quartet 8f out, ridden and weakened over 4f out, last of 11, well behind Where's Susie (10-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov '10.
Red Mystique (IRE) 4-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, raced wide towards rear, rapid headway to chase leaders 7f out, went 2nd 6f out, hung badly left and wide on bend 4f out, ran wide again on home turn, hung badly left and soon weakened, last of 13, 46l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Hoonose 16-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 2f out, beaten when eased 1f out, last of 13, 23l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Imperial Elegance 16-1 (7-12) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.