Cyclop is thoroughly exposed and seems better over further but Princess Ombu appears to be improving with experience and Libeccio would have claims on his close third at Fontwell on Boxing Day. ULTIMATE ACT beat a good yardstick on his debut at Warwick and was then third in the Chatteris Fen at Huntingdon. He has nothing to fear from Golden Spear on that latter run and this stiffer track should be more to his liking.
Cyclop (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along after 6th, went 2nd before 2 out until approaching last, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Southfield Vic (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Ultimate Act 8-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3rd, tracked winner until ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Arabian Revolution (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Golden Spear 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 47l behind Arabian Revolution (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Libeccio (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened under pressure before 4 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Sebastian Beach (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Princess Ombu (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 16, 8l behind Cooking Fat (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Dec.