STANLOW won here and at Wolverhampton last month. He will have to defy a penalty if he is to complete his hat-trick but might be improving and, with Philip Prince taking off 5lb, is probably the one to beat again. Great Conquest should confirm Kempton running with Archelao and has place claims as does Derfenna Art, who stayed on into third place at Wolverhampton after blowing the start. Ogartimo never threatened over track and trip last time but could also feature in this lesser contest.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Rearing in stalls, soon led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed 1f out, lost 2nd soon after and stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Outlaw Torn (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Ogaritmo 20-1 (9-2) Held up behind, driven 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 11, 5l behind Whitby Jet (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Stanlow Evensfav (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, went 2nd over 7f out, led well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Do More Business (9-1) by nk, 8 ran.
Archelao (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch in 5th, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 4l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Great Conquest (USA) 11-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, no threat, 7th of 13, 2l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Litmus (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Legal Legacy 12-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 8l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Mohair 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold and chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 1f out, chased leading pair until inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 10l behind Midnight Sequel (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.