The lightly-raced ARTY CAMPBELL gets a tentative vote in a wide-open contest. He arrives on the back of a victory at Kempton and has scope for further progress. He'd earlier finished just behind Coup De Grace on the all-weather, but the latter has been beaten since and has something to find with Java Rose on latest running. Story Writer ended last season with a victory over 2m on the Polytrack and Albonny recorded a quick double over today's trip in May last year. Outrageous Request is another to consider and Desert Recluse is not out of this off his current mark.
Moon Trip 13-2 (7-13) Mid-division in touch, outpaced 4f out, ridden 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 13l behind Sir Graham Wade (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) fm in Sep '12.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, challenged over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Twelve Strings (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Java Rose 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, always just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Poitin (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Leo Luna 4-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 13, 14l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Kashgar 5-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, well behind One Pursuit (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Outrageous Request 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair until over 2f out, outpaced in 5th over 1f out, no threat after, 5th of 6, 7l behind King's Request (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Our Folly 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway when hampered over 9f out, chased leader over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 19l behind Sohar (9-4) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Nov.
Albonny (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 16l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Arty Campbell (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Towards rear, headway on outer approaching final 2f, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Montjess (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Story Writer 2-1fav (9-7) Always prominent, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug beating While You Wait (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Bob's World 7-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 8, 39l behind Hyperlink (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug '12.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Poitin (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Jezza 8-1 (9-11) Hampered start, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 9l behind Bramshill Lass (9-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Mombasa 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 35l behind Ty Gwr (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.