Ishetoo hasn't won since 2009 but went close when third on his latest start. But he finished just behind runner-up DANEGLOW and the latter gets a token vote dropping down into the lowest grade despite disappointing at Wolverhampton on Monday. Vhujon and Brandywell Boy are previous course and distance winners though both are looking to end long losing runs while headgear is applied to Balatina for the first-time as she looks to take advantage of a slide down the weights. It's hard to make any sort of case for the remainder.
Daneglow (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Held up off the pace towards rear, ridden on outside and hung left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Megaleka (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Balatina 20-1 (8-5) Half-reared start, off the pace in 5th, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 7l behind Random Success (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fantasy Invader (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 10l behind Seamster (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Kaylee 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 1f out, 13th of 14, 14l behind Starbotton (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Ishetoo 40-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Volcanic Dust (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Lady Rain 50-1 (8-8) Last pair, pushed along halfway, ridden and beaten 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Threave (8-8) at Salisbury 5f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep.
Vhujon (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Spellmaker (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Dipped leaving stalls, soon pushed along and off the pace in last pair, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 6l behind Roy's Legacy (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Jemimaville (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Major Muscari (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.