Recent Lingfield winner Percythepinto will need to improve again off a 6lb higher mark and the lightly-raced Compton Bell may well reverse latest running. Handicap debutant Royal Sea also has plenty of scope and may figure, but a 6lb rise for finishing second here last time could scupper the chances of Hill Of Dreams. Allanit is not easily dismissed off his current mark and Barney Curley's charge will no doubt have the bookies running for cover at the slightest hint of any interest but CHASIN' RAINBOWS is preferred. She's back here for the first time since scoring over C&D in September and, off only a slightly higher mark with Jimmy Fortune on board, she gets the vote.
Percythepinto (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Rogue Reporter (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Tyrur Ted 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Allanit (GER) 33-1 (9-10) Slow into stride outpaced, kept on, never on trems, 8th of 12, 15l behind Applaude (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) In touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Taro Tywod (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
No Diamond 28-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride soon ridden along, tailed off, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 6l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Poker Hospital 50-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, badly hampered on inside and hit rails over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Ensnare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Chasin' Rainbows 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inner, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Compton Bell 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Percythepinto (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fushicho 50-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 18l behind Iffraam (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Royal Sea (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 12, 8l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Source Of Light (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 26l behind Ensnare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Alubari 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Kathleensluckylad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.