If JUBILANT NOTE can bring his improvement over obstacles to this sphere then he's thrown in, so we'll chance Gordon Elliott's runner ahead of Kings Maiden and Jezza is a relatively weak affair. The Irish handler is a master at placing his horses and the market often proves a guide as to their claims to take note of any moves, but without the help of betting moves we're still more than happy to side with him. The Saddler's Wells gelding is now rated 139 over fences so this mark of 62 should prove most lenient in the fullness of time. The concern is he's been off the track since August but in the anticipation he's ready to go he's selected. Kings Maiden has been off the track for a while too but looks fairly weighted for his return. The mare has a course and distance win to her name and is a generally consistent type in this grade so a big run is anticipated. At the other end of the weights Jezza enters calculations despite a 2lb rise for suffering defeat last time. There was no shame in that effort behind a well backed and well-in rival so another place is entirely possible, although he might've come up against another handicap snip here. Altos Reales is only a couple of pounds higher than when winning here in December but his form since has been poor and Venir Rouge ran reasonably last time but needs more here, to a bigger threat at a price is Party Palace providing she's ready to roll. The market may prove the biggest guide here but we like the look of the Irish raider Jubilant Note and select him accordingly.
Kings Maiden (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, headway 5f out, chased winner final furlong, edged left, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Umverti (10-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Jubilant Note (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Kidlat (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Venir Rouge 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Bariolo (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Look Officer (USA) 18-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 17l behind Prince Picasso (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Simone Martini (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Prince Picasso (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Party Palace 11-2 (8-7) Led, headed over 8f out, led 5f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Brave Bugsy (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Sacco D'oro 16-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Parhelion (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Eddie Dowling 5-1 (8-11) Led to over 7f out, stayed handy, hung left to far rail over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 11, 11l behind She's So Pretty (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp (6) gs in Oct '08.
Summerofsixtynine 14-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened quickly over 2f out and eased, last of 8, 49l behind Punta Galera (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcap (6) pol in Apr '08.
Altos Reales 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, hampered, unseated rider and fell just inside final 2f, in a race won by Playful Asset (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan, 13 ran.
Nayessence 100-1 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 11l behind Blue Spinnaker (10-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Mar.
Jezza 9-2 (8-11) Led, hard driven and strongly challenged 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Me Fein (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Sharift (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, weakened entering straight, 8th of 14, 8l behind Liberty To Rock (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.