Plenty of guesswork needed in this opener as Elusive is the only one with experience of the track and she's only finished ahead of one opponent in six starts. ROC DE PRINCE has been placed on several occasions and he gets the speculative vote on last year's form ahead of Gods Gift, placed at Yarmouth last time and also having his first start since October. Dorfman is worth noting on his debut although his breeding suggests a shorter trip would have been more to his liking while bumper winner Chain Reactor has shown nothing in a couple of starts on the level.
Chain Reactor 14-1 (9-8) Always behind, ridden 5f out, soon lost touch, eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Wyborne (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Nevermindapete 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 19l behind Bodega (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
King Of Forces 50-1 (9-5) Led until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 10l behind Cousin Khee (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Roc De Prince 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 12l behind Wildomar (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Elusive 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 36l behind Kabbaas (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Dorfman Halling gelding out of Cercle D'amour.
Gods Gift (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Mutashaded (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
How You Fixed (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Outpaced and never on terms, last of 5, 13l behind It's Only Business (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.