Silver Panther has been beaten a distance in all four starts over hurdles, in bumpers and here on Tuesday while Ches Jicaro didn't show much here last month though he'll be better for the run. Major Buckley has badly missed the break on both starts to date but has a decent pedigree and may be capable of better. Gunner Will made a bright start as a juvenile but has gone rapidly backwards and was beaten in two sellers in the autumn and a long way over this C&D last month so it's CHARLCOT who gets the nod by process of elimination. He ran well when just touched off by Stylistickhill over the C&D in October before finding a Class 5 handicap at Southwell too much to handle.
Charlcot 12-1 (9-2) Steadied start, always behind, 9th of 13, 20l behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Ches Jicaro (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Went left start and slowly away, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind The Mongoose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Silver Panther 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, last of 5, well behind La Estrella (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Gunner Will (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Neige D'antan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Major Buckley (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Swerved badly right start and lost all chance, tailed off until kept on final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Snooky (9-3) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.