Capo Rosso arrives in fine form from the all-weather and had Gworn five lengths back in second when scoring at Wolverhampton. He makes more appeal than the returning Head Of Steam, a runner-up at Kempton in October. Ginger Jack scored over a longer trip here off the same mark in June and Lazarus Bell finished ahead of Fazza when second at Redcar on his reappearance. It was testing ground when Lilac Lace won at Newbury last season but she will have come on for a recent outing. LORD AERYN is looking to end a barren spell but should be spot on now after a third at Nottingham and he gets a tentative vote in an open affair.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Made all at strong pace and pressed until came clear 2f out, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Gworn (9-4) by 5l, 6 ran.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Led, joined halfway, headed and ridden 3f out, weakened, 14th of 21, 21l behind Stuccodor (9-9) at Curragh 1m Premier Handicap (4yo+) in Mar.
Gworn 11-8fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside and plenty to do over 2f out, went 2nd under pressure and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Capo Rosso (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) In touch, effort when short of room over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 20, 18l behind Levitate (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.
Head Of Steam (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Chookie Royale (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Anderiego (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, not much room over 2f out, no headway, 13th of 19, 7l behind Graphic (9-5) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Ginger Jack 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place 3f out, 18th of 19, 13l behind Graphic (9-5) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Lilac Lace (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 8l behind Farlow (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Lazarus Bell 9-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 5l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Robert The Painter (9-7) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Cloverdale 28-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 12, 16l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Fazza 33-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden when headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 6l behind Kiwi Bay (8-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.