Pharhelion has a chance off his current mark and so does Force Group but both are returning from a lay-off. There are doubts about Transformer's ability to stay this trip but Mister Frosty has no such concerns given he won his maiden over C&D last week and should go well again. It was puzzling to see MUSH MIR dropped back in trip last time as he ran out an easy winner over C&D on his previous start. The handicapper took umbrage and raised him 9lb but there should be more to come from Jim Boyle's charge over this distance and he gets the vote.
Bariolo (FR) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Trip The Light (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Force Group (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Ghufa (9-10) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Parhelion 11-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, good headway to chase leaders over 6f out, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Yashrid (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Jenny Potts 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Beaubrav (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Transformer (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, raced keenly, hard ridden when edged right over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Lingfield Bound (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mush Mir (IRE) 7-4fav (8-8) Soon led, headed 4f out, soon gave up, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind The Winged Assasin (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Penang Cinta 33-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 8l behind Mighty Clarets (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Rosewood Lad (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Beau Fighter 12-1 (8-11) Raced in rear, under pressure well over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 13, 7l behind Lingfield Bound (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.