This looks trappy with all bar two of the field - the consistent Blown It and Argentine - making seasonal reappearances. That pair can be expected to go well here with the Semple charge preferred of the two after a quartet of really good efforts during the winter campaign. His fitness could prove decisive but we'll take a chance with LOST IN PARIS despite the low-key form of his stable. Tim Easterby's team is too good for the drought to continue much longer and his charge is a very decent sprinter at best, having landed the consolation race here last summer for the Scottish Sprint Cup. Hopefully he'll be wound up sufficiently for this reappearance run and can outclass the aforementioned pair despite their advantage of guaranteed fitness.
Crimea (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beauty Pageant (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, kep ton same pace, 9th of 21, 5l behind Haajes (9-0) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Bronze Beau 50-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Doc Hay (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Rasaman (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Raced far side, in rear, struggling halfway, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 7l behind Verinco (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Quaroma 50-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden on outside halfway, struggling after, never a factor, 9th of 10, 20l behind Capone (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Mayoman (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders stands' side group, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 22, 2 1/2l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Rothesay Chancer 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Royale (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Blown It (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Steadied start, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Mother Jones (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Highland Warrior 33-1 (9-4) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 6th of 13, 4l behind Green Park (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Argentine (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, good headway over 1f out, soon every chance, pressed winner inside final furlong, no quicken, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind First In Command (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.