Quest For More failed to cope with a 6lb rise for an earlier win at Leicester when ending last season with a couple of placed efforts. But he should be scoring again this term and makes more appeal than Kleitomachos, who remains 6lb higher than when winning this in 2012. Burnham also looks in the handicapper's grip but all-weather winner Luv U Whatever can race off a 7lb lower mark back on this surface with Oisin Murphy's allowance further helping his cause. LADY LUNCHALOT continues to improve and won with a bit to spare at Lingfield last month. There may be more to come from her having only her fourth start on Turf and Laura Mongan's mare rates the selection.
Christopher Wren (USA) 25-1 (9-10) Behind most of way, 11th of 15, 4l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Australia Day (IRE) (9-6) 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Entre Copas (9-6) at San Sebastian(SPA) 1m 6f cond Stakes sft in Sep.
Kleitomachos (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) In touch in chasing group, headway 10f out, chased clear leader over 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 13l behind Sign Manual (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr '13.
Quest For More (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, closed over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Jazz Master (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Burnham 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out until over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra into 4th close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Presburg (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Jupiter Storm 14-1 (9-1) Slowly away, in rear, hung left over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 6l behind She's Late (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct.
Obstacle 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, stayed on same pace after, pressed for 2nd in closing stages but no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Tweed (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) sft in Oct.
Lady Lunchalot (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division on outer, soon settled towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Menelik (8-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Luv U Whatever 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 5f out, ridden when weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 20l behind Royal Alcor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol in Mar.
Planetoid (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Very slowly away, keen raced wide always in rear, outpaced over 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Rocky Elsom (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.