This looks wide-open though West Leake Hare won over course and distance in July last year when old-timer Beckermet was among the also-rans. Fleurtille won twice over 5f here last year but the extra quarter-mile is a worry. Running Reef is a course and distance winner, however, and Piceno won over 7f on soft ground at Newmarket last year, though was disappointing on the Fibresand over the winter. ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI has never won over 7f but stayed on strongly behind Beckermet over the trip at Redcar on her final start last year and is better off at the weights now. She can make a winning reappearance under regular pilot Julie Burke with Delores Rocket probably best of the rest.
Millkwood 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 18, 6l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Showboating (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Desert Creek (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Always behind, 9th of 12, 9l behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Piceno (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowy away, headway to chase leaders after 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 24l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Mar.
Banovallum 33-1 (8-9) In touch stand side, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 19, 23l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Thistleandtworoses (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Slowly away, pulled hard in rear, switched right and headway 2f out, not clear run and no impression over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Dixie's Dream (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Beckermet (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, never a factor, 13th of 21, 21l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Mystical Moment 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, switched right over 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never any chance, 6th of 12, 18l behind Amulet (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway near side over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Beckermet (9-5) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Delores Rocket 25-1 (8-8) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, hung right and wide into straight 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Maggie Pink (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Running Reef (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 3l behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Fleurtille 13-2 (9-1) In rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct beating Coalburn (8-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Old Man Clegg 14-1 (9-2) Held up behind, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 18l behind Trixie Malone (8-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Charles De Mille 66-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Uncle Brit (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Perfect Words (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 13l behind Fanoos (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.