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Useful two miler who had no answer to Blue Lord in a Leopardsto­wn Grade One at Christmas. Last couple of wins have been recorded in small fields and looks likely to find this company a little too hot to handle. EDITEUR DU GITE (below)

Terrific front-running chaser who has improved beyond recognitio­n in the last couple of seasons. Not certain to dominate as in recent starts but could still be tough to overhaul at the business end of proceeding­s. EDWARDSTON­E

Boasts an excellent strike rate over fences when completing and looked in need of the outing when narrowly failing to overhaul Editeur Du Gite here in January. Sure to be sharper for the outing and the one to beat. ENERGUMENE

Failed to fire in the rearranged Clarence House Chase here last time but had previously won his three races by an aggregate of 32 lengths and much too early to write off his chance of successful­ly defending his crown. FUNAMBULE SIVOLA

Ran on for the silver medal in this event 12 months ago, but well in arrears of winner Energumene and hard to see him troubling the main protagonis­ts, despite a cosy Newbury win last time. GREANETEEN

Has establishe­d himself as a Sandown specialist and again failed to fire in his Newbury prep for this event. Fourth in this race two years ago but top-five career efforts all on right-handed tracks. NUBE NEGRA

Goes well fresh, loves this track and placed in this race previously, but ideally would prefer faster ground and confidence in his chance would subside with each rain drop.

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