Sunny Future has only won twice in 35 starts but is reasonably handicapped as a consequence and has won around here. Silver Samba looks like a staying type and scored on her only start over 2m at Goodwood in August when there was some give in the ground. JOLLY ROGER was brilliantly placed to land a six-timer over hurdles early last summer. He's only won a seller on the Flat but there's every chance he's much better than a 68-rated performer and can prove that here. Bathwick Street is 7lb higher than for his only success and Story Writer, who has finished runner-up in four of his five starts, makes his debut on Turf so winning bumper Comedy House could prove more of a threat.
Steely 11-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden along over 4f out, behind over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 33l behind Ethics Girl (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sunny Future (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on well, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Twelve Strings (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Silver Samba 8-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Instrumentalist (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, switched sharply left well over 3f out, plugged on final 2f, never a factor, 6th of 14, 11l behind Attwaal (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Bathwick Street 5-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, disputing well held 3rd inside final furlong, no extra in closing stages, 6th of 14, 8l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Story Writer 10-11fav (9-13) Held up in rear but in touch, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, carried right, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind No Truth (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Comedy House 3-1 (9-5) Held up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Stag Hill (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bramshill Lass 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader until before 7f out, chased winner over 2f out, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bold Adventure (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.