Hard to know where to begin with this modest bunch but David O'Meara won it last year so Dutch Rose is worth noting on her return. Others open to improvement on their seasonal bows include Rock Of Monet and November's Wolverhampton third Seattle Sounder. Magic Bounty should improve for his recent pipe-opener at Pontefract but the speculative vote goes to GLENNTEN, a close-up third over 6f at Kempton last month with a couple of subsequent winners immediately behind.
Benidorm 50-1 (8-4) Always towards rear pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, last of 9, 26l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Charles De Mille 100-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 16l behind Justonefortheroad (9-0) at Thirsk 7f stks (3) sft in Apr.
Praxios 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, keeping on same pace when not much room inside final furlong, not hard ridden after, 8th of 14, 14l behind Toymaker (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 14, 6l behind Exclusive Dancer (8-8) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Pulsatilla 10-1 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 6th of 10, 17l behind Lindoro (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f app hcp (6) gs.
Glennten 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd final 120 yards, no impression, no extra in 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Wiltshire Life (8-9) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Magic Bounty 6-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Gabrial's Bounty (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Rock of Monet 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Darnathean (9-4) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Seattle Sounder (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on outside, headway 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Compton Ashdown (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Son Of May 7-2 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Percythepinto (8-10) at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) gd.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 3-1fav (8-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division and off the pace, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 13, 4l behind Royal Reyah (8-9) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Love Island 12-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Towbee (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Rain Dance 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Inniscastle Boy (9-2) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.