Cruiser was ending a long losing run when scoring at Kempton last time but is dropped in class here and could go close again. SAM SHARP is also dropping down a couple of grades having finished a close second at Sandown last time. He looks capable of taking advantage with Jamie Spencer booked to ride. Dozy Joe, Good Authority and Ree's Rascal have teed themselves up nicely for this with recent placed efforts on the Polytrack while Mubtadi and John Biscuit have claims on the best of last year's form.
Cruiser 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol beating Terdaad (9-7) by nk, 14 ran.
First Post (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Great Shot (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sam Sharp (USA) 7-2 (8-4) Awkward leaving stalls, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, driven inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Weapon Of Choice (8-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Perfect Cracker 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Cruiser (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Mubtadi 7-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Tariq Too (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Dozy Joe 12-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Ongoodform (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leadrs, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and held over 1f out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Great Shot (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
John Biscuit (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th, headway over 3f out, hung left under pressure over 2f out, stayed on to modest 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Yojimbo (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway centre 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 11th of 20, 12l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden to go 4th over 2f out, 3rd 1f out but no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Sunset Beauty (8-10) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf in Apr.
Good Authority (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Broke well but soon dropped to rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Scottish Star (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Orpen'arry (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 7l behind Sinfonico (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.