Frederick William got off the mark over 2m at Kempton in good style last time and is 6lb higher today while General Ting scored in soft ground at Nottingham last time but there's a suspicion he's at his best on that surface. Not Til Monday was still beaten six lengths when runner-up at Catterick last month and the vote goes to ALFRAAMSEY. He returned a five length winner on the Polytrack here a week ago and previous fast ground victories over hurdles suggest Sheena West's charge can follow-up despite a penalty. Bute Street looks best of the remainder.
Frederick William 11-1 (9-4) Close up, led 2f out, soon ridden clear, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating The Absent Mare (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Light The City (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
General Ting (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Went right start, tracked leaders, led 10f out, ridden over 2f out, 3 lengths clear entering final 2f, driven out, just held on, won at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Mattoral (8-8) by ns, 4 ran.
Marcus Antonius 8-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, edged right over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 11, 8l behind Rasheed (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Dream Catcher (SWE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 4th towards finish, 5th of 9, 6l behind Cotton King (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Alfraamsey 5-1 (8-13) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Tae Kwon Do (8-8) by 5l, 11 ran.
El Libertador (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and no impression 2f out, edged right 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 29l behind Frederick William (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Bute Street 8-1 (9-2) Led, clear over 4f out, edged right and headed inside final 2f, dropped to 3rd and weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Ministerofinterior (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Our Folly 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along before halfway, struggling after, 8th of 11, 20l behind Charles Camoin (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Oct '10.
Whitcombe Spirit 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, badly hampered and bumped bend over 6f out, outpaced 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 3, 29l behind Fire Fighter (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.