Emerging Artist is clear at the weights but was beaten out of sight over hurdles in December, his only start since April 2011. A chance is taken on ROYAL ETIQUETTE instead as he had Electrician and Maz behind when runner-up over course and distance last week in similar company. Yourinthewill finished ahead of Honey Of A Kitten at Wolverhampton last time and can figure again while Alhaban has the past form to get involved if back to his best.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Close up, headway 3f out, soon chased leader, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Refreshestheparts (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, ridden over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression, hung left in closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Gunner Will (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Yourinthewill (USA) 3-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Refreshestheparts (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Electrician 14-1 (9-2) Soon led and clear with one rival, reduced lead 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, no chance with winner when lost 2nd 1f out, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Discovery Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol.
Alhaban (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Chased leaders far side, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 24l behind Patriotic (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Aviso (GER) 20-1 (8-11) Held up rear of mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, no progress well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Understory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Emerging Artist (FR) 7-4fav (9-13) Chased leader in 2nd, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 9l behind Mount Athos (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr '11.
If You Whisper (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last, switched right and headway 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Le King Beau (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Ridden to lead, headed after 1f, prominent, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Red Ramesses (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Maz 8-1 (8-3) Led early, chased leader until 8f out, chased leaders until weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Gunner Will (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.