Master Burbidge hasn’t won on the all-weather since landing this in 2018 and is 6lb higher today. He went close at Wolverhampton last time but ESTRELA STAR is preferred. The latter has come into his own since stepping up in trip and won over today’s distance before scoring by a wide-margin over 1m6f at Chelmsford earlier in the week. Ali Stronge’s charge looks far enough ahead of the handicapper to defy a 10lb penalty. Capricorn Prince will need to improve on previous efforts over 2m though Percy's Prince was winning off today’s mark at Kempton last year and looks best of the rest.
Master Burbidge 3-1jfav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, nk behind Seaport (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Estrela Star (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Mr Fox (9-0) by 6 1/2l, 9 ran.
Heron (USA) 13-2 (9-10) Switched left to inside soon after start, held up and behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Amanto (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Londonia 40-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened 5 out, tailed off, modest 4th, 4th of 7, dist behind Jaleo (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gd in Jun.
Norse Legend 40-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden on outside 3f out, behind final 2f, 8th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Amanto (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Normandy Blue 12-1 (8-8) Short of room after 1f, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Sibylline (8-8) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Rockstar Max (GER) 16-1 (8-10) Veered left start, led early, chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Wally's Wisdom (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Capricorn Prince 13-2 (9-0) Chased leader, hung right from over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind River Dart (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Percy's Prince 12-1 (8-12) Pulled hard early, held up and behind, niggled along 3f out, pushed along well over 1f out, ridden and ran on well towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Amanto (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.