From the middle of last summer Starwatch won five times and went up 27lb in the process. He's likely to be ready for this and Sean Levey's claim will be a bonus. Moone's My Name won three from seven in her first campaign and is only 3lb higher than for her latest success so she can go well but it's last year's winner UNCLE FRED who gets the nod. Patrick Chamings' charge was making his seasonal debut that day and also won here in August so, as he's just 1lb higher than for that latest victory he looks well handicapped. Ree's Rascal has a chance on his second to Starwatch here in August while Alhaban has been going well on Polytrack and Duster has been competing at a higher level.
Benandonner (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Raced centre towards near side, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 20, 16l behind Farhh (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Borug (USA) 22-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden edged right and weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Sadeek's Song (8-13) at Leicester 1m 4f cond Stakes (3) gf in Oct.
Duster 22-1 (8-12) Led far side 5f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 20, 10l behind Farhh (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Starwatch 9-1 (9-8) Keen tracked leader, ridden to challenge when rider dropped whip over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out gamely, won at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep beating Tilsworth Glenboy (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out soon ridden, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Cavitie (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Zafeen's Pearl 5-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, good headway over 1f out, soon switched right, led inside final furlong, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Qaraaba (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Aciano (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Keen, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nordic Sky (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Amitola (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Moone's My Name 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Iron Step (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct.
Uncle Fred 25-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Moynahan (USA) 9-4 (9-5) Held up in 4th, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 6, 14l behind April Fool (8-10) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Odin (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, eased 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Parlour Games (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr '11.
Alhaban (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ashva (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Islesman 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, switched right and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Qaraaba (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.