Well beaten in Listed company in France last time, SWING ALONE beat Blue Wave when a runner-up here before that. Collateral form with the latter gives Gay Kelleway's charge the beating of Nautilus and he gets the vote. Nautilus should still figure though he's now 11lb higher than his latest win and Villa Royale is up another 5lb having scored over 2m at Wolverhampton. Scottish Star is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of victories at this track last month while Van Percy makes his all-weather debut and has the form on Turf to figure. He's preferred to Viewpoint and Polytrack regular Loyalty.
Swing Alone (IRE) (8-12) 9th of 11, 44l behind Narrow Hill (8-12) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in Feb.
Nautilus 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, recovered to lead after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Viewpoint (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 7th of 10, 7l behind String Theory (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Villa Royale 6-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, effort on outer 3f out, led approaching 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol beating Aryal (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Loyalty 20-1 (8-6) Always in rear, last of 13, 22l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Van Percy 11-2 (8-7) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, edged right and kept one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Thomas Hobson (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Quixote 9-4fav (9-12) In touch in rear, ridden 4f out, struggling from over 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Royal Alcor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Scottish Star 6-1 (8-10) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Gabrial's Star (9-4) by shd, 12 ran.
Uphold 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Villa Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.