Red Current failed in her bid to land a hat-trick off today's mark at Folkestone last time and STEADY GAZE has stronger claims. He found the step up to today's trip at Kempton to his liking when winning a more competitive event in good style and can shrug off a 6lb rise in the weights to follow up. Rose Aurora and Delorain have plenty to find with the selection on latest running, but Prickles showed a bit more when third over C&D three weeks ago and could prove the main danger.
Red Current 10-1 (9-6) Started slowly, in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 12, 11l behind Marcus Antonius (10-0) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 11l behind Uphold (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Steady Gaze 20-1 (8-1) Made all, driven over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Squad (9-3) by 4l, 13 ran.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 3f out, outpaced when hampered over 2f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Uphold (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Delorain (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and hung right, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 15l behind Steady Gaze (8-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Prickles 20-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Resplendent Ace (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Rose Aurora 7-1 (8-3) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside after 5f, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 10l behind Steady Gaze (8-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Hassadin 6-1fav (9-0) Led after 1f, headed 9f out, tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 14th of 15, 38l behind Fuzzypeg (8-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Aug '10.
Crafty George (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Led, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, well behind Carter (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Skye But N Ben 7-2 (8-11) Led early, tracked leader, ridden and weakened quickly over 5f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Hunters Belt (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Ballade de La Mer 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 32l behind Al Furat (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Smart George (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Soon pushed along to hold place on inside, in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 17, 21l behind Four Nations (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Tigerino (IRE) 33-1 (7-12) Held up behind, ridden and some headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 13l behind Puy D'Arnac (9-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.