Maraweh sets the standard with a mark of 75 though it's a pretty modest one and he's only raced on fast ground so far. A handful of these are likely to improve past him and NORWAY CROSS could prove best of them. Luca Cumani's filly found only one too good when unfancied on her debut in testing ground at Sandown and is preferred to Aalim. The latter will have come on for his introduction at Kempton while Wannabe Your Man should finish a lot closer to Maraweh this time. Newsreader ran well at Bath on last year's debut and Joe Fanning prefers her to older stablemate Eton Dorney.
After The Storm 66-1 (9-3) Hampered start, held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, driven to challenge when hampered over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 16l behind Bishop Roko (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May '12.
Eton Dorney (USA) 5-4fav (11-1) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 6f out, ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, 33l behind Tara Muck (10-4) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Mykia 10-1 (10-9) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 5f out, outpaced final 3f, 7th of 12, well behind Many Clouds (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in Feb '12.
Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Dwelt, took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 15l behind Hamelin (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Penderyn 50-1 (9-9) Led until over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 28l behind Kheskianto (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Aalim 7-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway when switched left and not clear run over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 13, 9l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Maraweh (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader and keen, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Newsreader (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, one pace and held when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Rundell (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct '12.
Wannabe Your Man 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Norway Cross 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Empress Adelaide (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Rancho Montoya (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 7th of 11, 29l behind Layline (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.