Cornish Beau must go close here if translating recent useful form on Polytrack to Turf. Iceman George beat the consistent Spanish Plume over course and distance last month but could only finish fourth at Bath next time and is 6lb higher here. KITTENS is easing towards a competitive mark and collateral form suggests she might have the beating of Monopoli, who only won a seller here last time. Willie Muir's filly can get back to winning ways.
Avon River 50-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Hometown Glory (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Monopoli 10-11fav (8-13) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in May beating Yourinthewill (9-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Iceman George 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out until 6f out, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 5l behind Highlife Dancer (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Kittens 18-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well close home, 4th of 6, 5l behind Semeen (9-9) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spanish Plume 7-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Conducting (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Souter Point (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 7l behind Tram Express (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 11-4 (8-6) In touch, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furong, headed last stride, 2nd of 8, shd behind Standpoint (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Torero 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Princeofthedesert 66-1 (8-6) In touich, took keen hold, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Mr Snoozy (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Excellent News (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Led 2f, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 14l behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Marina Ballerina 40-1 (9-4) Behind, headway over 4f out, never on terms, moderate 5th, 5th of 9, 35l behind Jimmy Sewell (9-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.