VERMONT is becoming a little frustrating but this looks his easiest chance so far and he's taken to finally got off the mark. Charlotte Rhodes will need a big improvement from a debut fourth at Wolverhampton to trouble Luca Cumani's charge, while Tax Reform will need to step up on his form in Ireland if he's to figure on his first start for Mark Hoad. Ashcott Boy has been placed over hurdles and makes his debut on the Flat and Music Man will need to be above average to better the selection on his racecourse debut.
Ashcott Boy 11-1 (11-6) Chased leader, led 3 out, headed after 3 out, weakening when went left 2 out and last, 5th of 12, 32l behind The Game Is A Foot (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 15l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Maygo's Joy 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 9, 20l behind Martian (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Music Man (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Chanter.
Tax Reform (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leader, pushed along early straight, no impression from 2f out, 3rd and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Piet Mondrian (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd in Aug.
Vermont 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt, keen close up, headway to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 7, shd behind Hawker (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Charlotte Rhodes 16-1 (9-0) Behind, driven 3f out, went moderate 4th over 2f out kept on same pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 10l behind Doldrums (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.