MAWAAKEF is the highest rated on official figures and has the best recent form. Fourth in a decent handicap last time, his earlier defeat of Viewpoint gives him the beating of today's rival Incendo and John Jenkins' charge is worth another try over this longer trip. The latter is proven over today's distance with a victory at Wolverhampton in October and should figure again while better is expected from Wildomar after a recent outing over 2m. Cayuga is lightly-raced and capable of getting involved but Love Pegasus is easily dismissed in this company.
Incendo 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Viewpoint (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Love Pegasus (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, no impression when not clear run over 1f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Precision Five (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Mawaakef (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair in touch, switched outside and headway 3f out, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Loyalty (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Cayuga 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Wildomar 9-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear on inside, smooth headway on inner 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no extra and outstayed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcap (4) pol.