Boucher Garcon made all for an easy success in this 12 months ago but has a much higher draw this time around and is 8lb higher. He went close on his reappearance at Redcar, however, so has to go on the short-list again. Dartrix beat Chosen One at Newcastle on Saturday under Connor Beasley but now carries a penalty and top weight Mr Mo Jo is probably just as interesting in first-time blinkers. HERE NOW AND WHY has won five times, four of those victories coming over the minimum trip. He rarely runs a bad race and, though having a little to find with Boucher Garcon on the form book, is entitled to give supporters a run for their money on his return to action from an inside draw.
Mr Mo Jo 9-2 (9-5) Stumbled badly, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 11, 15l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led and set fast pace, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Elusive Hawk (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Tuibama (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Captain Scooby (9-6) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Boucher Garcon (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Captain Scooby (9-6) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Dartrix 12-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right and ridden to challenge, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Chosen One (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 7l behind Greenhead High (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Mar.
Pavers Star 12-1 (9-4) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 19l behind Dartrix (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders far side, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 13l behind Rock On Candy (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Lesley's Choice 6-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fairy Wing (9-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Chosen One (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dartrix (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, one pace when dropped to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Chateau Lola (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Dubai Rythm 33-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 7l behind See The Storm (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.