TERDAAD had just the one outing last year when winning his handicap debut at Salisbury in August. With plenty of scope for improvement, he may well be up to defying a 9lb rise on his comeback. Forceful Appeal bids for a hat trick and should go close having beaten the progressive George Guru at Lingfield last time but Munsarim has done all his recent winning in plating company and was well beaten in this grade in between. Ashva also has something to prove at this level having won over C&D on his return while Camberley Two, Directorship and Indian Jack, having his first run for Luca Cumani, are worth a second glance on their return to action.
Directorship 16-1 (9-2) Raced centre towards near side, held up, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 12th of 20, 12l behind Farhh (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Loving Spirit 28-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and edged right 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Secrecy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Oct.
Terdaad (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Steadied and switched right start, held up last, good headway on wide outside over 2f out, led 2f out, soon edging right, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to assert close home, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Electra Star (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 5l behind Nazreef (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Perfect Cracker 20-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 22, 10l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp (3) gd in Mar.
Unex El Greco 8-1 (8-0) Raced stands side held up, headway and edged left over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 15, 20l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Indian Jack (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced centre towards near side, in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 20, 15l behind Farhh (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 11-2 (8-11) Keen tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating George Guru (8-9) by 1l, 11 ran.
Shifting Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Forceful Appeal (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Munsarim (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Dwelt, tracked leaders and keen, soon settled in rear, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, edged badly right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Apr beating Kay Gee Be (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ashva (USA) 11-4 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Sunset Kitty (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tropical Beat 7-1 (8-7) Held up in last trio, always behind, 14th of 15, 11l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Camberley Two 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 19, 4l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Cruiser 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, 17th of 22, 30l behind Captain Bertie (8-7) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.