A few of these have something to prove on their seasonal debuts. Top Diktat is 5lb higher for his win at Newbury in October and Uppercut has been raised 4lb for ending last season with a victory at Leicester. Main Beach has struggled since scoring over 6f here in November while though Den's Gift is back on a winning mark he hasn't won for just over two years now. SINFONICO has seen his handicap rating drop after a couple of no-shows on turf and Richard Hannon's charge can take advantage as he has strong claims on his best form on this surface.
Main Beach 15-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Clockmaker (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Shavansky 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt in rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 11l behind Neutrafa (8-8) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Uppercut 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader entering final 2f, strong challenge final furlong, stayed on to lead last strides (hand timed), won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct beating Yojimbo (9-4) by hd, 10 ran.
Top Diktat 4-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, switched to outer and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and hung left inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct beating Ellie In The Pink (9-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Sinfonico (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Held up in last pair, some headway far side over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 22, 17l behind Captain Bertie (8-7) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.
My Son Max 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, switched to outer over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Byrony (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Den's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, hard driven when headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Ashva (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Soweto Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked winner 6f out, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, last of 13, 46l behind Nazreef (9-1) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Aciano (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 16l behind Moone's My Name (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Dr Red Eye 5-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, soon outpaced, rallied 2f out, driven and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Rustic Deacon 7-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, challenged and went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 15, 10l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Orpen'arry (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind May's Boy (8-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Musnad (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Behind, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 7th of 22, 3l behind Karaka Jack (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 16l behind May's Boy (8-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.