This looks a tight handicap but it could be significant that NOCTURN is William Buick's only ride of the meeting. Jeremy Noseda's charge hasn't raced since finishing runner-up at Ascot in July but the Windsor winner may well be far enough forward to land this on his comeback. Pick A Little has the more recent form with a win at Kempton, but Temple Road couldn't cope with a 7lb rise last time for an earlier win over track and trip. January's Kempton winner Alnoomas has claims although North Star Boy could prove a bigger threat representing the Hannon team.
Nocturn 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Nassau Storm (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
North Star Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Hampered start in touch, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 10, 1l behind Muhdiq (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Pick A Little 16-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Paradise Spectre (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Emiratesdotcom 10-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4l behind Clear Praise (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Batchelors Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, edged left and weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Go Dutch (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Little Garcon (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden and effort when edged right 1f out, no impression, one pace, 7th of 9, 4l behind Clear Praise (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Gabbiano (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Temple Road (IRE) 9-2fav (9-10) Steadied start pulled hard, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 6l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, running on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Royal Bajan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
The Tichborne (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Aldermoor (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.