Spillway makes his debut on Turf under a penalty after a couple of wins at Kempton. Aryal also carries 6lb extra having landed a double with a victory at Beverley last week. Disclaimer finally got off the mark when scoring at Redcar in October and may do better this year but the vote goes to WARRIGAL. The latter beat a subsequent winner when scoring on his racecourse debut at Lingfield last month and makes more appeal than Makin, though Marco Botti's colt opened his account at Wolverhampton in December and should have the beating of Kempton runner-up Short Squeeze.
Spillway 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, still last, travelling well 2f out, good headway and switched right over 1f out, to chase leader approaching final furlong, led final 125 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Grendisar (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Disclaimer 5-6fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge well over 2f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct beating Oakham (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Aryal 7-2fav (9-1) Made all, set steady pace until quickened 3f out, clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Nice Story (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Warrigal (IRE) 5-2 (8-8) Led 2f, tracked leaders, quickened on inner to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar beating Continental Divide (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Short Squeeze (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Makin (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) With leader, led after 2f, made rest, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Solace (8-12) by 2l, 6 ran.
Color Shades 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Snow Rose (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.
Orions Hero (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Unknown Villain (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.