Plenty with claims here, but STYLISTICKHILL scored over C&D before finishing third back at this track last time and gets the nod as this looks slightly easier. Nina Rose also won here three weeks ago and, as she missed the whole of 2010, has scope for further improvement. Wigram's Turn has been threatening to get his head back in front and finished a close-up second at this track last month, while Rock Anthem is not without a chance back in this grade having slipped down the weights. Eastern Gift is another to consider.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 10l behind The Which Doctor (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Miss Villefranche (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Nina Rose 11-4fav (9-3) Always prominent, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Justcallmehandsome (8-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Qeethaara (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 10l behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Eastern Gift 8-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Aviso (GER) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 7l behind Berbice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Justcallmehandsome 10-1 (8-4) Slowly away, behind, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Marksbury 4-1 (8-7) Soon held up tracking leading duo, effort on inside over 2f out, soon every chance until weakened approaching final furlong, last of 5, 4l behind Spinning Bailiwick (8-10) at Kempton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Took keen hold towards rear, hampered after 1f, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Pipers Piping (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Sports Casual 13-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Liberty To Rock (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Seamster 50-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch until weakened inside final 3f, soon behind, last of 11, 21l behind Frequency (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Penbryn (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, hanging left over 1f out, not ran on, 9th of 11, 11l behind Una Pelota (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Sir Ike (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, behind over 2f out, 15th of 16, 22l behind Tanforan (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.