LASTROSEOFSUMMER won over hurdles before landing a double on the Flat. A 5lb rise doesn't look harsh after running out a clear winner at Bath last time and Rae Guest's mare is taken to continue her winning ways. Mohanad was also an easy winner on his latest start over C&D and looks sure to be thereabouts once again, while Morar produced a better effort at Sandown last time but is 6lb higher than November's win at Kempton. The remaining trio look up against it, though Sinbad The Sailor has improved over hurdles of late.
Lastroseofsummer (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Made all, ridden and stayed on strongly final 2f, unchallenged, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Epsom Salts (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Morar 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Spice Fair (8-12) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Mohanad (IRE) 6-4 (9-9) Tracked leaders, always travelling well, smooth headway to lead over 1f out, driven clear, readily, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Vertueux (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sinbad The Sailor 10-1 (9-4) Led, headed well over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind High On A Hill (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Albeed 12-1 (9-8) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 17l behind Baltimore Clipper (9-10) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Tobernea (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon behind, 10th of 12, 12l behind Jeu De Roseau (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.