PROHIBITION is the obvious choice given his recent victories. A winner at Kempton earlier this year, he went in again over course and distance last time and is only 3lb higher today. He's preferred to Lutine Charlie, who has been thereabouts over shorter trips of late, though Dividend Dan ran better over track and trip last time than his finishing position of fifth suggests. That was the latter's first start since June so Mike Murphy's charge could have a say in this. Final Delivery has won three times at the track but has been below his best recently.
Prohibition (IRE) 15-8 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, straightened up and stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Miami Gator (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Final Delivery 14-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 22l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Indus Valley (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Dividend Dan (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind John Potts (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Bond Artist (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, switched right and effort over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Catching Zeds (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.