Brijomi Queen beat a useful sort on her debut at Kelso last season and probably needed last month's run over C&D. She has to go on the short-list while there will also be interest in Lingfield Polytrack winner Alphabetical Order and Teo Vivo, beaten less than a length over C&D on his debut under Rules. Cheeky Cherokee was third at Towcester on his introduction but Omani Rebel ran poorly under a penalty at Uttoxeter in September and hasn't been seen since. Biggar and Powderonthebonnet could be worth monitoring for future reference but we like the look of fellow newcomer REV UP RUBY on breeding. Peter Niven's mare is by Revoque out of a winning hurdler and the stable has a good record here with its bumper entries.
Alphabetical Order 13-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (6) std in Dec beating Pollystone (10-7) by 2l, 10 ran.
Omani Rebel 9-1 (11-7) Led, headed 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 15, 19l behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Biggar (IRE) Court Cave gelding out of Native Success.
Billy Thiss 66-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, ran wide on home bend over 4f out, soon lost place, 11th of 14, 50l behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Brijomi Queen (IRE) 85-40 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Spitz (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Powderonthebonnet (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Zuhal.
Teo Vivo (FR) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, challenged over 7f out, led over 3f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final fulong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Rev Up Ruby Revoque mare out of Kingennie.
Teaatreids (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, lost place 7f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 12, 8l behind Amisfield Lad (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Dec.
Aiaam Al Namoos Teofilo gelding out of Deveron.
Cheeky Cherokee 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Shipton (10-12) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Sab Le Beau (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, edged right over 11f out, struggling 4f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Runswick Royal (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (4) sft in Nov.
Vodka Moon 40-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, lost 3rd place final furlong, no extra, 6th of 7, 26l behind Vinstar (11-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy in Nov.