It's hard to have much confidence in any of this modest bunch. Marico separated a couple of woeful efforts with a win at Plumpton and it's anybody's guess what mood he'll be in while Phoenix Eye has been well beaten in three subsequent starts since scoring at Hereford. Fromthetop may do better dropping back down a grade but the speculative vote goes to OVERLAY. She faded quickly on her reappearance at Fontwell but rattled up a hat-trick late last year and is only 3lb higher than her latest victory in November.
Call At Midnight 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced when mistake 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Gilded Age 7-2fav (11-9) With leaders and pushed along throughout, led after 1st, headed after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 44l behind Nicky Nutjob (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
La Madonnina (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden in 5th before 2 out, one pace, 5th of 16, 24l behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Carmela Maria 10-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Granwood (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May, 17 ran.
Marico (FR) 3-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, one pace and not fluent 2 out, 6th of 12, 26l behind Halucha (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Two Oscars (IRE) 15-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Morning Time (10-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 11 ran.
Overlay 9-2 (10-13) Led, headed after 1st, chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Nicky Nutjob (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Phoenix Eye 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, well beaten 3 out, 7th of 12, 28l behind Pobs Trophy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf.
Fromthetop (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, not fluent 4th, mistake 10th, soon beaten, 6th of 14, 15l behind Little Eaglet (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 80-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Wom (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Shinrock Beat 14-1 (10-3) With leader, led 4th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by My Mate Vinnie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Radical Bay 20-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Dream Honours (IRE) 66-1 (10-1) In touch, blundered and rider lost iron 2nd, recovered next, not jump well after, dropped to rear when mistake 8th, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Shantou Breeze (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Kaycee (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened before 5 out, went remote 4th home straight, 4th of 9, 49l behind Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May.