Dance For Georgie ended last year with a double but is 9lb higher on her return to action. WILLIAM VAN GOGH almost defied an 8lb rise in the weights at Wolverhampton last time having won at the same track before that and Mick Easterby's charge gets the nod dropping back to a mile as Alhaban's victory at Lingfield last month came in a seller. Spavento looks on a fair mark but hasn't raced since July while Running Reef has shown no improvement for his tumble down the weights but course winner Dandarrell may figure on his first start since November.
Alhaban (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Officer In Command (8-4) at Kempton 1m clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
William Van Gogh 2-1fav (9-5) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rock Song (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dance For Georgie 9-4fav (8-3) Made all, ridden entering final furlong, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Siouxperhero (9-4) by 4l, 8 ran.
Aquarian Spirit 5-2fav (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Azrael (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spavento (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Uncle Brit (8-9) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Gladsome 12-1 (9-7) Broke well, soon outpaced, headway on inside over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 13l behind Rise To Glory (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
District Attorney (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 34l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Close up, went 3rd over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 12l behind Steel Stockholder (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Running Reef (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Led, took keen hold, headed after 1f, chased clear leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 13l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dandarrell 11-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 6l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Rasselas (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 26l behind Putin (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar.
Icy Blue 16-1 (9-2) Pushed along in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 12, 15l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 11-10fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 12, 5l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 8l behind Flag Of Glory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Blue Charm 18-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Sofias Number One (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Outpaced, always behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.