Boa has posted a couple of woeful efforts since scoring over C&D last month and runner-up HONEST DEAL can reverse running. Alan Swinbank's charge is having his first outing since and can confirm superiority with third-placed Sir Boss. Jeer can be given a chance off his current mark as he's only 2lb higher than when winning over track and trip in September but Honoured is upped in class after his recent C&D victory and stablemate White Diamond makes more appeal for Mike Appleby's in-form yard.
Brunston 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Illustrious Forest 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Boa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Boa 20-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakening when ran very wide into straight 2f out, last of 12, 44l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Honest Deal 7-1 (9-6) Led, driven over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Boa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Sir Boss (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on towards finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Flying Trader (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, riddeen over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Stand Guard (10-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Jeer (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, no extra in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
White Diamond 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 7f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 41l behind Mutual Regard (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Honoured (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, hard ridden to lead 2f out, forged clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Gabrial's Hope (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cosmic Halo 5-1fav (10-2) Mid-division in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Kampai (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.