A really difficult sprint handicap with, remarkably, just the 4lb between the entire field and punters should tread warily. The choice is JUNGLE BAY, despite the fact that he may find this trip rather sharp. However, he will have no qualms about what are likely to be testing conditions and his ability to definitely see out the trip could prove crucial. Not disgraced behind Karaka Jack last time at Doncaster, the form looks solid after the latter's good run in the Newbury Spring Mile at the weekend. Nubar Boy's assured fitness could see him play a prominent role from the foot of the weights after a solid effort here last time behind Divine Call, whilst Desert Strike is another lurking in the lower reaches of the handicap that has fitness and fair form on his side. Interakt and Seamus Shindig appeal most of those making a seasonal reappearance.
Roodee Queen 17-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders over 4f, 4th of 5, 8l behind Kingswinford (9-2) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, eased, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ducal (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Ghostwing 11-4 (9-8) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon pushed along to chase winner, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Punching (9-3) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
Emiratesdotcom 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Googlette (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Jungle Bay 12-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 5l behind Karaka Jack (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Earlsmedic 11-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Clear Praise (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Midnight Rider (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Went left start, in touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Numeral (9-2) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Rafaaf (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division in centre, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong to press for 2nd last strides, unable to reach winner, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Cool In The Shade (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Local Singer (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led on rail, headed 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 11l behind Kingswinford (9-2) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Crew Cut (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leader over 1f, settled in 3rd, effort on inside and ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, headed near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Libys Dream (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Highland Colori (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Levitate (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Interakt 8-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Silenzio (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Kings 'n Dreams 16-1 (9-0) Behind, under pressure and wide entering straight, never a factor, 11th of 12, 14l behind Black Cadillac (9-2) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Seamus Shindig 12-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 14th of 16, 10l behind Seeking Magic (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Desert Strike 14-1 (8-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, soon hampered, one pace, 6th of 14, 4l behind Sugar Beet (9-7) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Nubar Boy 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Divine Call (9-4) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.