Mick Slates should have benefited from his run at Warwick and Steel Stockholder is another likely to improve from a recent outing. The latter had MUJAADEL behind when winning over this trip at Musselburgh in September but David Nicholls' charge proved his current well-being when successful at Wolverhampton last month and is still 8lb lower than when winning a better race at Doncaster 12 months ago - he can score again. Snow Bay, a former Nicholls inmate, is very well treated on his return and Shirley Teasdale takes off a further 5lb. If he's ready after a break, he could play a big part and is preferred to stablemate Summer Dancer and Viking Warrior of the others.
Steel Stockholder 16-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Mick Slates (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In rear, never trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 9l behind Royal Reyah (9-2) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Snow Bay 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind I Confess (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, switched outside and effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leaders, 4th of 13, 15l behind Conry (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Mujaadel (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Prince James (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 8, 10l behind Trois Vallees (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Mar.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 28l behind Rise To Glory (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
The Blue Banana (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Ridden along to chase leaders, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 12, 7l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.