Syrian comes out best on official ratings but disappointed when dropping back into this grade at Wolverhampton last time. He has also struggled over longer trips in the past, though has won over 1m1f. We'll take him on with ELECTRICIAN, lightly-raced by comparison and a winner over track and trip early last month. He'll be happy to be back on Polytrack after looking ill-at-ease on the Fibresand last time. Temuco's victory here two runs ago is starting to look a fluke and Divine Rule is more consistent though is another better over shorter. Royal Etiquette drops in grade and is preferred to Gunner Will and Maz.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 8l behind Whitby Jet (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Electrician 5-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Caledonia Prince (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs.
Temuco (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Faithful Ruler (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Divine Rule (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Fonterutoli (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Syrian 10-11fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind West End Lad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Gunner Will (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Bridge That Gap (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Maz 25-1 (9-1) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Berlusca (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Darwinian 100-1 (8-2) Raced wide towards rear, headway to chase leader halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 9l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.