Ajman Bridge won his first two starts before becoming exposed in handicaps. He was behind Stepping Ahead when that one scored at Doncaster in October but has more scope than the winner and should turn the tables. ROMANTIC SETTINGS began the last campaign with a victory then was raised a massive 10lb after finishing third in the Musidora. She never recovered from that hike in the weights but did compete at a much higher level and is taken to bounce back under Ryan Moore. Clayton landed a tough Newmarket handicap last summer before taking on even better company. He hasn't had much racing for his age and there should be more to come. Centurius made a winning debut last April but was unable to repeat the process at Wolverhampton last month and is probably still a few pounds high.
Sennockian Star 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Grandeur (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Clayton 7-1 (9-10) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Stepping Ahead (FR) 9-2 (9-0) Led, pushed along and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 10l behind Shavansky (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (2) pol in Mar.
Centurius 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Thatchmaster (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Amralah (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Behind stands side, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 13, 9l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Romantic Settings 17-2 (8-7) Led, headed over 9f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 4, 28l behind Area Fifty One (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) sft in Mar.
Ajman Bridge 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Stepping Ahead (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Safe Home (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden early straight and no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten closing stages, 13th of 16, 29l behind Ancient Sands (9-2) at Naas 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Easy Terms 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway when edged right over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Open Eagle (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Hampered start, held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, well behind over 3f out, last of 8, 21l behind Star Links (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcap (2) pol in Feb.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Raced centre close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Creme Anglaise (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Zip Wire (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Soon chased leaders and a long way off the pace, poor 5th over 5f out, went distant 2nd early straight, a bit closer under 2f out, 3rd and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Oct.