Gregori likes to race up with the pace so looks ideally drawn in stall two. He only weakened close home behind the well-backed Azergam in a better race over 6f here last time so the drop back to 5f should suit and he'll take all the beating. However, we fancy BAPAK BANGSAWAN and Jamie Spencer to pick him off in the closing stages as Kevin Ryan's charge looked a bit unlucky at Kempton last week. He was engaged in the 3.25 at Southwell yesterday so that result should be monitored. Song Of Parkes is another who may be suited by a drop back to the minimum but none of the others arrive in any kind of form, though West Coast Dream continues to tumble down the weights.
Gregori (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Agerzam (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Island Legend (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened, 5th of 9, 6l behind Tax Free (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Flash City (ITY) 25-1 (9-7) In touch, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind Powerful Wind (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
West Coast Dream 8-1 (8-6) Dwelt, soon in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Best Trip (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Billy Red 33-1 (9-6) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, never a factor, last of 10, 12l behind Valmina (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bapak Bangsawan 12-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Caspian Prince (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Song Of Parkes 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dream Scenario (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.