All of Sunday’s racing has been abandoned in Ireland & the UK.
Course-and-distance winner Tigray is not consistent, and needs to bounce back from a couple of heavy defeats, but he has dropped to a fair mark and can take advantage of this drop in class.
He did too much too soon in a first-time visor at Wolverhampton last time but he will be a big player if settling better this time. Ben Curtis is a positive booking.
Oud Metha Bridge was a promising runner-up over course and distance last month, impressing with how fluently he travelled, and he will go close if building on that. He has gone up 2 lb but still looks to be on a fair mark and is clearly in excellent heart.
He is taken to get the better of Love Your Work, who is on a long losing run but is now well treated.
Night Voyager offered something to work with when fourth at Lingfield last month, keeping on well from a poor position having shown signs of inexperience. He should be much sharper with the benefit of that experience under his belt and is a serious player in this weak event. Snow Space failed to meet expectations on debut but he makes some appeal on paper and could be a different proposition here, so is considered a threat.
Four-time course-and-distance winner Samovar wasn’t disgraced when finishing third in a stronger event here last time and he can make the most of the drop in class. He has plenty in his favour and should launch a bold bid.
Green Door bounced back to form to land a handicap at Lingfield last time and is entitled to respect. He has yet to race on the surface, however, which tilts things in favour of Samovar.
Harbour Front showed a pleasing attitude to get off the mark here last time, digging deep under pressure to fend off a subsequent winner, and he clearly handles this surface well.
Stamina is seemingly a strong suit for Harbour Front, so he is expected to take his game to a new level over this longer trip. Mouriyani is also unexposed and arrives on the back of a success, so he too should give a good account.
Speed Dating won on his first start here in November and he went close to making it 2-2 over course and distance on his penultimate outing, going down only narrowly. He never landed a blow at Kempton last time but he could be at his best on fibresand and is of obvious interest on his return to this surface.
Golden Fountain has yet to run on this surface but he went close at Wolverhampton last time and is a well-handicapped horse so is considered the main danger.