Buaiteoir can figure off his current mark but is not certain to confirm earlier running over C&D with OCEAN LEGEND. The latter came out second best when the pair last met but has held his form well in similar company since. He can re-oppose on better terms here thanks to George Downing's claim and the capable apprentice rode a winner in the series of races leading up to today's final earlier this month. Big Bay needed all of Neil Callan's urging to get the better of Lockantanks last time and Lewis Walsh has a job on his hands here, while Tewin Wood is facing a tougher task than when making all at Kempton on his latest start.
Fanditha (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 4f out, switched right over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 14th of 15, 30l behind Modeyra (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Buaiteoir (FR) 4-1fav (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Follow The Flag (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2l behind New Leyf (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Big Bay (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Raced wide, mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, led post, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Lockantanks (9-0) by ns, 10 ran.
Halsion Chancer 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, took keen hold, tracked winner 8f out until 2f out, fading when not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Kidlat (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Lockantanks 8-1 (8-13) Keen in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Veroon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tewin Wood 8-1 (9-7) Led, kicked on 3f out, clear 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Al Aqabah (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Flag Of Glory 5-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, son hard ridden and one pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Dark Promise (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Highly Regal (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Big Bay (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Tuxedo 8-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in touch on outer, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 12l behind Double Carpet (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.