Tony McCoy takes over the reins on DIAKTOROS for this. The latter finished clear of the third when runner-up at Wetherby on his introduction and that looks stronger form than Pitter Patter's debut victory at Towcester. The remainder with experience have some catching up to do to match the principals though Morello Royale finished ahead of Flute Bowl when third over track and trip last month and should be thereabouts. Palermo Don is a half-brother to stable star Overturn amongst others and is worth noting for any significant support on his racecourse debut.
Bel Ami Rich Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Granny Rich.
Dan's Quest 10-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden, weakened and hung left over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Coyaba (11-5) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Diaktoros (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden before 2f out, headed before 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lady Buttons (10-0) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec.
Iskrabob Tobougg gelding out of Honour Bolton.
Manhattan Mead Central Park gelding out of Honey Nut.
Onefortheboyz Zafeen gelding out of Molly Malone.
Palermo Don Beat Hollow gelding out of Kristal Bridge.
Pitter Patter 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 4f out, led over 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Towcester 1m 5f 3yo flls NH flat (6) gs in Nov beating Puzzle Time (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Flute Bowl 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f, 9th of 14, 24l behind Montana Belle (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f (6) sft in Dec.
Morello Royale (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced 5f out, ridden 3f out, plugged on final 2f, went 3rd close home, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Montana Belle (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f (6) sft in Dec.