Woody Bay and Blazeofenchantment don't make much appeal but all of the remainder can be given a chance. Corn Snow won at Redcar last week and is up 5lb for that. He's still preferred to the more exposed Danz Choice and Beau Select but a tentative vote goes the way of SOARING SPIRITS. The latter went close on the Polytrack on a couple of occasions last season and looks on a decent mark for his handicap bow. Cash Is King should figure with a comeback at Yarmouth under his belt and Noble Gift is not easily dismissed although October's maiden win at Salisbury came in heavy ground.
Noble Gift 7-2 (8-13) In touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct beating Sweet Martoni (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Corn Snow (USA) 10-3fav (9-7) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led 3f out, clear inside final furlong, headed close home, won at Redcar 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Mixed Message (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Danz Choice (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 1f out, effort on inner approaching final furlong, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Ready (9-0) at Lingfield 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (3) pol in Nov.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mighty Yar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Cash Is King 9-2 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Strong Conviction (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Woody Bay 33-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden and chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Beau Select (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Slow into stride, pushed along and headway to track winner after 1f, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, soon driven along, ran on and edged left inside final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Sam Spade (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 33-1 (9-0) In rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 21l behind Intrigo (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.