Punters beware as the last nine favourites have been beaten in this. Mark Johnston complicates matters by entering Blue Wave, who stepped up to this trip for the first time at Kempton and gained a hard-fought victory for which he's only been raised 1lb, and Dorfman, who unseated Franny Norton when just coming under pressure 3f out in that event after making a winning debut at Southwell. Noble Bull looked a likely stayer in his juvenile season though an absence since August may pose too much of a handicap while Gabrial The Thug is another who hasn't raced beyond a mile. MASAADR has been progressing nicely and there was much to admire about his victory over this trip at Lingfield - he looks capable of winning again from this mark.
Blue Wave (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Made all, pushed along and quickened over 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, stayed on very gamely, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Allnecessaryforce (9-4) by hd, 5 ran.
Dorfman 4-1 (9-2) Switched right after start, held up in 4th, coming under pressure when jinked left and unseated rider over 3f out, in a race won by Blue Wave (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol, 5 ran.
Noble Bull (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Ronaldinho (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Masaadr 6-4fav (9-5) Close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Ambleside (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort on outside over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Debdebdeb (8-4) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.