Four of these signed off last season on a winning note. Mr Snoozy scored twice over 1m7f at Doncaster in June and Ebony Express won a couple of amateur races at the end of the year. They return to action off 9lb and 11lb higher marks respectively. Esteaming's victory came over 1m4f and King Of Paradise was successful over 1m5f at Hamilton. It was fast ground when Shamaheart scored at Epsom but he's subsequently failed to cope with a harsh-looking 13lb rise, which leaves us with AMAZE. The latter never figured in last week's Spring Mile at Doncaster but has won over 1m2f off today's mark before and gets the nod to come good again.
Esteaming 4-7fav (9-7) Made all, ridden and in command over 1f out, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Allnecessaryforce (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Ebony Express 9-2fav (11-2) Made all, 3 lengths clear 3f out, forged clear from over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov beating Choisan (11-1) by 14l, 12 ran.
Amaze 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, 20th of 22, 33l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Mr Snoozy 7-2fav (8-6) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Ashdown Lad (9-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Made all, soon clear, ridden 3f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep beating Discay (10-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Shamaheart (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Slow into stride in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, efffort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Hamelin (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.