The winner of the Prix de l'Abbaye in 2011, Tangerine Trees has won just the one race since. Forest Edge arrives in better form chasing a hat-trick off a 3lb higher mark having won at Wolverhampton last month. The latter beat subsequent winner Addictive Dream and Even Stevens on that occasion and has leading claims. PROHIBIT finished just ahead of stablemate Ubetterbegood at Kempton last time and needs to reverse earlier running with Robert Cowell's third representative, Jiroft. But he may well be up to doing just that, as he's tumbled 16lb down the weights this year and it could be his turn today. Picansort won a lesser grade sprint here last month and will find this much tougher.
Tangerine Trees 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Valbchek (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Forest Edge (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead last stride, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol in Nov beating Peace Seeker (8-8) by ns, 12 ran.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating If So (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Ajjaadd (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 21, 6l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Jiroft (ITY) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 13l behind Demora (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Prohibit 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Pasture (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Ubetterbegood (ARG) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Perfect Pasture (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Alben Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Dwelt, raced wide in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 8l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Even Stevens 12-1 (9-6) Led early, close up, weakened last 100 yards, 9th of 10, 7l behind Perfect Pasture (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Picansort 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Triple Dream (9-3) by hd, 10 ran.