Five Star Junior will be winning again soon off his current mark and posted a better effort at Lingfield last time, while Colonel Mak is a very smart sprinter at his best, though he's failed to figure in his first couple of starts on the all-weather. A safer option looks to be top weight FRATELLINO, as his good efforts behind the progressive Oasis Dancer at Lingfield this year look the strongest form on offer and Alan McCabe's charge can deservedly get his head in front here. Alben Star's second to Capone over C&D last month merit him for consideration, but Whaileyy has been hit with a 10lb rise for a cosy win at Kempton last time and that could prove beyond him.
Fratellino 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Colonel Mak 9-1 (9-7) In touch, outpaced from halfway, last of 9, 17l behind Woolfall Sovereign (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan.
Crown Choice 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 16th of 18, 11l behind Grissom (8-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Alben Star (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, edged right towards finish, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Capone (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Feb.
Whaileyy (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Earlsmedic (8-9) by 4l, 12 ran.
Mass Rally (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, driven and headway over 2f out, soon not clear run, kept on well closing stages, never on terms, 6th of 21, 4 1/2l behind Bonnie Brae (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.
Five Star Junior (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Piscean (USA) 15-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Dubai Dynamo 33-1 (9-5) Raced far side, always in rear, 20th of 29, 11l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Sugar Beet 33-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced halfway, driven and stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan beating Mottley Crewe (8-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Courageous (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders stands side, driven over 1f out, never able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Verinco (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Mac Gille Eoin 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Main Beach (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.