Both Celestial Dawn and Hamis Al Bin went close over track and trip at the same meeting here a fortnight ago. They exit stalls at opposite ends of the draw in this. Major Muscari beat the latter when scoring here and has since gone close again at Southwell while Borough Boy and Consistant are also entitled to consideration on recent placed efforts. Marmot Bay is yet another with claims, but the token vote in a wide-open sprint goes to KASBHOM, a winner at Lingfield last month and open to further improvement now he's finally got his head in front.
Borough Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Keen early, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Prince Of Passion (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Consistant 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 1 1/4l behind New Decade (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Celestial Dawn 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon driven to chase leaders, ridden 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Pick A Little (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Night Trade (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Behind, driven over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 7l behind Pick A Little (9-10) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, went 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Major Muscari (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Kasbhom 5-2fav (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch in mid-division, closed over 3f out, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec beating Christopher Chua (8-11) by 1l, 11 ran.
Major Muscari (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led, pressed from halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Imjin River (8-12) at Southwell 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Chapellerie (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Orwellian (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul '12.
Glennten 11-2 (9-7) Led, headed over 5f out, prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left just over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Chandrayaan (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 11, 8l behind Imjin River (8-12) at Southwell 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Lord Buffhead 20-1 (8-11) Slowly away, well behind from halfway, 10th of 11, 16l behind Imjin River (8-12) at Southwell 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Mid Yorkshire Golf 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Foie Gras (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Penbryn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.