Splendid Light showed promise on his debut at Newmarket in the autumn and duly got off the mark over 1m3f on his reappearance at Kempton. There should be more to come from the grey but he's thrown in at the deep end on his handicap bow and doesn't look particularly well treated. Suits Me won over C&D in July last year and is fit from the all-weather. The nine-year-old is 9lb higher now, however, while Beaumont's Party is still paying the price for last year's efforts and didn't cut much ice over hurdles over the winter. This may be too short for Deauville Flyer but Kinryas won on his reappearance last year and Las Vergas Star had Mirrored and NORTHSIDE PRINCE behind second to Scrapper Smith at Ayr in September. Alan Swinbank's charge enjoys a slight turnaround at the weights today and, as he likes it here, is fancied to reverse the form and come out on top overall in a competitive-looking handicap for the time of year.
Suits Me 7-2fav (9-6) 8th of 13, 6l behind Wealthy (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Mar.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway inside final 4f, chased leadrs and edged left over 2f out, driven and stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 19, 6l behind Taqleed (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Deauville Flyer 12-1 (9-8) Dwelt, behind, driven over 6f out, soon beaten, 14th of 16, 25l behind Lexington Bay (7-11) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Northside Prince (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Close up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Demolition (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Kinyras (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort 3f out, ridden to chase clear leader over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Caravan Rolls On (8-8) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, caught close home, 2nd of 11, shd behind Scrapper Smith (8-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Mirrored 14-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 6l behind Demolition (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Splendid Light 8-11fav (9-13) Raced freely, made virtually all, pressed from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, holding 2nd final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) by nk, 10 ran.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 22, 12l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp (3) gd in Mar.
Licence To Till (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Charles Camoin (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.