TEVEZ has been expensive to follow but is worth another shot at this level; Land Hawk and Advertise are others worth bearing in mind as alternatives. The last named has also been costly to follow and faces no easy task under top weight. However, he is still learning his trade and, as the step up to a mile may bring about some improvement, the mount of Frances Hayes (who was seen to good effect winning a similar contest at Kempton at the start of this month) can play a big part today. Land Hawk is a consistent type that reverts to turf after a series of near misses on the all-weather. Having returned from a break with a fair effort at Kempton nine days ago, the gelding has sound claims now his fitness levels will have been boosted. Eastern Gift is another to monitor in the betting, as he has dropped to a handy mark and appears have the right attitude to give encouragement to his inexperienced rider. However, Tevez, who holds King Columbo on a literal reading of his penultimate start, has more solid claims judging by recent standings. Having won or finished in the frame in 13 of his 29 previous starts, the five-year-old has more of a consistent profile than many of his opponents and, as such, the mount of Declan Cannon is the best bet to lead the field home this evening.
Advertise 11-4fav (8-9) Held up and keen, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind War And Peace (8-12) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Refused to race, in a race won by Sapphire Prince (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (5) gf in Oct, 12 ran.
Land Hawk (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Raced on outside in touch, wide straight, ridden 2f out, 4th and one pace 1f out, weakened to 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Quiet Mountain (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
King Columbo (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Megalala (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Eastern Gift 20-1 (9-10) Raced stands' side, in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Learo Dochais (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sacrilege 11-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 5th of 10, 6l behind Granny Mcphee (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In rear, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 17l behind Scamperdale (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tevez 13-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon recovered and in touch, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Leelu (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run briefly well over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 11l behind Arthur's Edge (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov '07.
Whotsit (IRE) 22-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Collect Art (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Clearing House 10-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 7l behind Annes Rocket (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Slap And Tickle (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, hampered and weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 22l behind Collect Art (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Molly The Witch (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sharp Sovereign (8-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Ruwain 7-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, made most after until ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Lytham (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Greystoke Prince 33-1 (8-6) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Miss Kitty Grey (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.