Chancery was second to The New One in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham last year and has twice finished second on the Flat, including on the Polytrack in October. He's easily the best of the older horses but is conceding a lot of weight to the three-year-olds at this stage of the season. Shalwa wasn't beaten far when favourite on her debut at Lingfield earlier this month while Prairie Ranger was third over a mile at Newmarket in October. But middle-distances will suit BRASS RING this year and, certain to improve for last week's run over 1m2f at Notingham, he gets the nod.
Chancery (USA) 5-4fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, pushed along to chase leaders 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, soon pressed and stayed on, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Homeric (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Enchanted Garden 20-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 25l behind Requested (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Primo Blanca 50-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, well behind Stunning View (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Urbonite (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, behind final 3f, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind A'juba (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Hell Hath No Fury 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never dangeroud, 7th of 12, 10l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Brass Ring 13-2 (9-5) Very slowly away, raced greenly in rear, pushed along 3f out, kept on takingly inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Centurius (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Gerrards Cross (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 5f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 14l behind Ajraam (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Prairie Ranger 10-3 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Shalwa 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, effort on inside approaching final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Woodstock (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.