Garstang won over C&D last month but has been raised a further 4lb after going close again at Wolverhampton recently. He looks high enough in the weights now and LASTKINGOFSCOTLAND is preferred. He's also been raised 4lb for his latest victory over C&D but Conor Dore's charge remains on a winning mark and looks to have every chance of going in again. May's Boy has plenty to find with the selection though the likes of Alfresco, Jungle Bay and Last Sovereign all have claims if rediscovering their best form of last year.
Street Power (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Steadied in rear, never dangerous, last of 12, 12l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Rowan Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 10l behind Andiamo Via (8-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Garstang 6-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, soon joined, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, shd behind Fleetwoodsands (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Jungle Bay 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 15, 16l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Made all, shaken up and clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Mishrif (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Alfresco 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind George Guru (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
May's Boy 9-1 (8-13) Reared start, held up in last pair, ridden inside final 2f, soon switched left, went modest 4th inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 7, 7l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Crazy Chris 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind Polar Annie (9-11) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Last Sovereign 20-1 (9-0) Led, riddedn 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Ocean Legend (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.