Colorus, Spic 'n Span and Ridley Didley are all recent winners over C&D and all three like to race prominently. There's a chance they could cut each others throats in front here and that would play into the hands of LORD OF THE REINS. James Given's charge is now rated 12lb lower than his last win and his recent close-up second at Kempton suggests he's ready to take advantage. Rievaulx World has a bit to find on his recent running, but Tsar Bomba may be capable of better on his seasonal reappearance.
Colorus (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, never able to challenge, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (8-10) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Spic 'n Span 9-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Sloop Johnb (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Held up behind in touch, not clear run and switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Italian Tom (9-3) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.
Ridley Didley (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 7l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (8-10) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Rievaulx World 5-2 (9-1) Led, headed approaching 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sloop Johnb (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Spirit of Coniston 22-1 (8-8) With leaders on stands side rail, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Sandwith (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Tsar Bomba (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Held up, stayed center and led this trio 5f out, soon no chance with stands side, 13th of 14, 45l behind Franki J (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Turf Time 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 16, 32l behind Tenancy (8-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Bombay Mist 66-1 (8-4) In touch, lost place halfway, 9th of 11, 16l behind Residency (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.