This looks a good chance for MIAMI GATOR to deservedly get his head back in front. Elaine Burke's front-runner has been caught close home on his last three starts by progressive sorts including Final Drive and Buaiteoir but is fancied to hang on for victory here. Danderek showed rapid improvement last year, winning twice here, but has been off the track since May and Elijah Pepper could prove a bigger threat having won a couple of races at this track before going close again behind Spectait last time. Chosen Forever makes most appeal of the remainder with a recent run under his belt.
Chosen Forever 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mighty Clarets (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Dubai Miracle (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) Slowly into strde, held up in last pair, ridden and no progress over 2f out, 7th of 8, 5l behind Zebrano (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Danderek 9-4fav (9-4) Led early, tracked leader, led 5f out until over 2f out, tried to rally inside final furlong, always held, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Taaresh (8-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Miami Gator (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept trying until not pace of winner final 75 yards, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Buaiteoir (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Standpoint 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Robust Wish (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Star Links (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Held up, closed 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led entering final furlong, nudged out, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Jan beating She's A Character (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Beetuna (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 4l behind The Lock Master (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 5-2fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Spectait (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Avonrose 2-1fav (9-4) Led, joined 2f out, kept on well final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 5, ns behind Spinning Bailiwick (8-10) at Kempton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.