This is anybody's race. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER gets a token vote as he went very close on a couple of occasions in plating company back in October and has the beating of Aciano on that form. Conducting has every chance at this level as does Faithful Ruler though the latter is returning from a layoff and Brighton winner Hierarch is having his first start since August. Hurricane Spirit could figure if in the mood but Gunner Will looks more likely to run his race and makes more appeal.
Conducting 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, short of room over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Focail Eile (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Irons On Fire (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, ridden and headway inside final 2f, challenged and every chance 1f out, no extra final 75 yards, 5th of 11, 4l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Aciano (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 15l behind Greyfriarschorista (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Hierarch (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Behind, some late headway, never on terms, 6th of 12, 13l behind Amba (9-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 8l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, smooth headway over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Gunner Will (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Love Pegasus (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, effort 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 18l behind Rapid Water (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sir George (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Behind, headway to chase leaders well over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 8l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.