Dazeen's second at Chester back in September stands out as his best recent form and Spread Boy managed to run into a place at Newcastle in October. Wicked Streak makes his belated debut on the Flat after nine fruitless starts in bumpers and hurdles, but Lemon Queen showed a glimpse of promise over a longer trip at Redcar last week. Given the modest opposition, it's worth taking a chance on the French-import BURNING STONE. He's a half-brother to six winners, was placed once in three starts for Andre Fabre last year and a decent apprentice takes 5lb off his back on his return to action.
Burning Stone (USA) 7-2 (9-2) 9th of 13, 3l behind Sapphire (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 7f stk gs in Jun.
Dazeen 7-1 (8-13) In rear, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 12l behind Cape of Storms (8-10) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Spread Boy (IRE) 40-1 (9-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, lost place 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Tijori (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Toffee Nose Ishiguru gelding out of The Synergist.
Wicked Streak (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) In last pair, not fluent 4th, went poor 5th 4 out until struggling before next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Red Merlin (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Lemon Queen (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Piave (8-10) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Ollianna (IRE) Majestic Missile filly out of Aspired.
Stilettoesinthemud (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leaders until weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Poyle Judy (8-2) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Oct.