Dr Finley was sent off favourite at Kempton four weeks ago but folded tamely once headed. He's still chasing a first victory on the all-weather but GRAYLYN RUBY won over 1m4f at Kempton in February and was fourth in a better race at that track last time over this trip. He did win here back in 2008 and looks the obvious one today. Bert The Alert only won a seller here in February and Annaluna has been struggling this year. Veteran Brabazon is a past course and distance winner but was tailed off at Wolverhampton last week.
Brabazon (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt soon ridden along in rear, close up after 3f, reminders over 6f out, driven and lost touch over 3f out, eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 4, well behind Royal Defence (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Bert The Alert 5-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch in rear, headway on wide outside 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Incendo (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Annaluna (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leader until inside final 3f, chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Fire In Babylon (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Dr Finley (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Led and set decent pace, ridden and joined 2f out, kept narrow advantage until headed approaching final furlong, lost 2nd inside final furlong, faded and dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 5l behind Newtown Cross (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Graylyn Ruby (FR) 9-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway on outer to press leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Arty Campbell (9-7) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Ceevee 50-1 (8-12) Raced keenly in touch, disputed lead over 8f out, led narrowly over 3f out to over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.