The lightly-raced LOVE EXCEL scored over track and trip in December and made his handicap debut at Kempton last month. Charlie Hills' colt has lots of scope for improvement and makes most appeal. Kung Hei Fat Choy is a recent winner at Southwell but scored off today's mark over course and distance last year while Bogsnog also won over track and trip in between a couple of starts over 6f. The latter beat Caramack last month while Piceno and Sakash are others with a shout.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 9-4fav (9-7) In rear and in touch, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 4l behind Realize (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Love Excel 11-8fav (9-4) Tracked clear leader, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind High Time Too (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Pearl Nation (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Angelic Upstart (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bogsnog (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon edged left, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Jubilee Brig (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Caramack 5-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Bogsnog (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Piceno (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Millkwood (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Al's Memory (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 10l behind Firmdecisions (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Sakash 2-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Smokethatthunders (9-6) by 2l, 6 ran.
Pabusar 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt pushed along in center in rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Foxy Music (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.