None of these inspire confidence. MISTER FROSTY has been placed here and gets a token vote on only his third start of the year. Corn Maiden is a course and distance winner and only 1lb higher than a more recent win at Brighton, while Indian Scout landed a double at Dundalk last year and should have come on for a pipe-opener at Wolverhampton. Bavarian Nordic could figure if in the mood, but both Monzino and Makirr have something to prove stepping up in distance.
April Ciel 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Thankyou Very Much (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Yasir (USA) 9-2 (11-0) Slowly away, keen, soon recovered, raced wide in touch, headway to lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Royal Trooper (10-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Monzino (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Started slowly, soon in touch in last pair, pushed along 7f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, went poor 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Mrs Micawber (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Maakirr (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, challenged in 2nd 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, one pace when lost 3rd final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 3l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Flash Crash 14-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Landau (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Vittachi 5-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway and came stand side over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Wee Giant (9-5) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Goldmadchen (GER) 7-1 (9-4) Raced wide towards rear, headway to chase leaders 6f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 17l behind Linroyale Boy (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in May.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd 2f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 20l behind Honoured (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Indian Scout 10-1 (9-7) In touch, short of room after 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Echua (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Corn Maiden 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Asia Minor (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 14l behind This Is Me (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Kingaroo (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 10l behind Mr Snoozy (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Samoset 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, no chance with leaders final 2f, 5th of 9, 28l behind Caterina De Medici (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.