Come On Dave showed progressive form with three victories last year though he's 7lb higher on his reappearance having scored at Redcar in October. Master Rooney has slipped far enough down the weights to be considered a threat and three-time course and distance winner, Rothesay Chancer, is another who could feature. Jedward and Flash City remain high enough in the handicap at present and a punt is taken on MOVE IN TIME. He last won at Ascot in 2011 but has plummeted 17lb down the handicap since then and David O'Meara's charge may finally take advantage dropping down in class for his reappearance.
Move In Time 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Ubetterbegood (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Jedward (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders stands side, outpaced inside final 2f, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 10th of 15, 7l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Flash City (ITY) 20-1 (8-9) Prominent stands side, outpaced 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Master Rooney (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Raced wide, led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 12l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, not much room over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Another Wise Kid (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Come On Dave (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Mecca's Team (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders in closing stages, 9th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Blanc De Chine (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Rothesay Chancer 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, just held on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Sandwith (8-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Stumbled start, chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bassett Road (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Gabbiano (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.