SCAMPERDALE has thrown in the odd bad race before and that was the case last time when he never looked like threatening over 1m2f at Kempton. However, his earlier win over C&D is by far the best form on show and if Brian Baugh's charge can reproduce that running then he's the one to beat. Beaubrav had Realisation behind when runner-up here on his latest start but more is needed in this company, while Sherman McCoy will have come on for his reappearance and can figure. Bowdler's Magic is a winner on Polytrack but may need a longer trip nowadays.
Scamperdale 3-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 3f out, last of 6, 14l behind Georgebernardshaw (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Tominator (9-6) 9th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Anaxis (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f 4yo hcp.
Bowdler's Magic 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Palomar (9-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Beaubrav 7-2 (9-4) In rear, good headway entering final furlong, every chance well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Sherman McCoy 7-1 (10-1) Tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Admirable Duque (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Langley (9-2) 8th of 10, 14l behind Juvenil Delinquent (8-11) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Sep.
Realisation (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Gomrath (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 11l behind Valid Reason (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.