Plenty of deadwood in this. The inconsistent Monsieur Pontaven has bits of form that could see him involved on a going day, but this looks between the two at the top of the weights. Prohibition ended a two year barren spell with a victory at Kempton in January. But he failed to follow-up off today's mark at the same track last week. MIAMI GATOR was rated 9lb higher at this time last year and took advantage to make all at Kempton three weeks ago. Karl Burke's charge has room for further progress compared to his earlier winning form and a double looks on the cards if allowed his own way up front.
Prohibition (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mill I Am (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Miami Gator (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Made virtually all, pushed along 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed approaching final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Polydamos (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Ferryview Place 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 13l behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Monsieur Pontaven 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, effort on inner over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 11l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Erelight (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 11, 9l behind Hoppsan (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Marvo 8-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 32l behind Light The City (10-8) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Una Bella Cosa 15-2 (9-9) Slowly away and soon given reminder, racing in 5th 7f out, closed over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Attain (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ellies Image 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Echologic 50-1 (10-0) Pulled hard early, held up, outpaced over 4f out, never a factor, last of 10, 38l behind Unscripted (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.