Agilete has been in rude health of late and is not to be dismissed off a 5lb higher mark however he has struggled off this rating before and is passed over in favour of the visored-first-time PENANG CINTA. David Evans' gelding has been tried in a variety of headgear in the past, but has failed to record a win since May 2007. That means however that he is now 6lb below his highest winning mark and sure to appreciate the likely strong gallop, he looks worth siding with. Pelham Crescent has a 3lb pull in the weights with Agilete on their recent clash, Watson's Bay still looks to be fairly treated but is yet to prove himself over this trip, whilst Becuile is well-drawn for a front-runner and cannot be ignored. Barodine has a 5lb rise in the weights for a recent win at the track and this longer trip should pose no problems for the course and distance winner, whilst at a price Tanforan could run well on his return to the track after a break although the trip is perhaps a tad on the long side. A very competitive finale where several need to be considered, but it is Penang Cinta who is nominated.
Andaman Sunset 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start and always in rear, last of 13, 28l behind Brouhaha (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Watson's Bay 10-3 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 7, 3/4l behind New Star (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f clm (5) pol.
Becuille (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, kept on, looked beaten when short of room and snatched up near finish, lost 2 places, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Melt (8-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (5) pol.
Royal Island (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Steadied start, always in rear, 10th of 11, 12l behind This Ones For Eddy (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, improved 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Carlton Scroop (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pitbull 10-1 (8-9) Started slowly, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Stark Contrast (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Jago (SWI) 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, short lived effort on inside over 1f out, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Star Choice (9-4) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Agilete 5-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, soon clear comfortably, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Pelham Crescent (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Tanforan 14-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on steadily from over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 4th of 14, 14l behind Mister Ross (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Penang Cinta 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Carlton Scroop (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gold Rock (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, weakening approaching final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Northern Empire (8-13) at Lingfield 6f clm (6) pol.
Stark Contrast (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 12, 5l behind Ergo (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Barodine 10-3fav (8-6) Behind, good headway and wide over 2f out, led just inside final furlong and ran on well, won at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol beating Ridgeway Jazz (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.