Steps picked up a Listed race at Ascot in October and makes more appeal than Jimmy Styles. The latter has a recent run under his belt but has yet to win over the minimum trip. Lucky Beggar made all to score over 6f at Newmarket in July and could figure while the return to 5f may bring a better effort from Burwaaaz, who lost his way a little last year. Fire Eyes has been hard to keep right, though is not without ability, but DUTCH MASTERPIECE gets the vote. The latter recorded a hat-trick of 5f wins last season culminating with victory in the Flying Five at the Curragh and there should be more to come from Gary Moore's sprinter as a four-year-old.
Dutch Masterpiece 13-2fav (9-10) 17th of 20, 6l behind Maarek (9-10) at Longchamp(FR) 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Steps (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Raced stand side close up, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Jimmy Styles 20-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar.
Ballesteros 14-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 18, 15l behind Jack Dexter (9-9) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 17, 10l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Fire Eyes 25-1 (8-5) Dwelt raced stand side towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 17, 13l behind Sole Power (9-0) at Newmarket 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
El Viento (FR) 10-1 (8-11) Went left start towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 11, 10l behind Even Stevens (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 14l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Burwaaz 100-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakening when hampered soon after, eased, last of 12, 48l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Ascot 1m Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Kyleakin Lass 14-1 (8-11) Raced centre close up, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 19, 6l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.