Admiralty scored over 7f in October but may need this and Alpha Tauri's four victories at the course all came over an extra furlong. Masai Moon is a course and distance winner who is back on a winning mark but so is CALDERCRUIX. The latter returned an easy four length winner over track and trip on his latest visit to this venue in March last year and is 3lb lower in the weights on his return. Hab Reeh landed a double at Wolverhampton last month but is up 6lb for winning an amateur race on his latest start and the veteran Dickie Le Davoir makes more appeal.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Caldercruix (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Soon chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Toga Tiger (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Masai Moon 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Diplomatic (8-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Admiralty 9-2fav (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Fortrose Academy (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Point North (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Led early, tracked leaders, switched left when travelling well over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Clubland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Slight lead, headed inside final 3f, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon no chance with leading duo, no extra in 4th over 1f out, last of 4, 17l behind Paphos (8-2) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Jan.
Dickie Le Davoir 16-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Hab Reeh 7-4fav (11-3) Keen tracked leader, led 2f out, soon clear, ran on, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan beating Glennten (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.