Groundbreaking and Velox will likely be winning off their current marks this year but will be better for their first start of the season. Double Discount has more to prove off his current rating and Tigers Tale failed to cope with a 3lb rise last time having won at Kempton earlier. Heavy Metal is upped in class after scoring at Brighton but Gone Dutch went close at Newbury on his return and should make a bold bid. BIG BAZ has been campaigned in better company since winning on the Polytrack in January. This looks more his level and he can return to winning ways with Icebuster looking next best.
Art Scholar (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 18l behind Winterlude (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Groundbreaking 4-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 4f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 17l behind Stepping Ahead (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Double Discount (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, hanging left over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Ennistown (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Tigers Tale (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Led, ridden when pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Velox 7-2fav (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Gone Dutch 8-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Top Diktat (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Heavy Metal 7-1 (9-6) Tracked clear leader until over 5f out, in last place 4f out, soon pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Fleckerl (9-2) by 4l, 4 ran.
Big Baz (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Held up, switched right over 2f out, soon became unbalanced, never a factor, 14th of 19, 9l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf.
Icebuster 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Presburg (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Jacob Cats 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 4l behind So Beloved (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.