MR MACATTACK is on a long losing run but has finally dropped to mark he looks capable of winning off given his recent close-up second at Leicester. He just failed to catch the progressive Nimue on that occasion and gets the vote dropped in class here. Mujaadel scored off a 5lb lower mark over C&D last season and looks a threat, while Frognal returned to action with a respectable second at Catterick but is drawn wide here and fifth-placed Lindoro may reverse the form. Hakuna Matata won on his debut at Newcastle in October and is another worthy of consideration.
Mr Macattack 10-1 (8-11) Raced stand side, held up, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 11, nk behind Nimue (9-2) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar.
Mujaadel (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Icelandic (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Elusive Sue (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Solar Spirit (8-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Frognal (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place final 50 yards, always held by winner, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Masked Dance (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always behind, 13th of 15, 20l behind Masked Dance (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Come And Go (UAE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Legal Legacy (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Daring Dream (GER) 14-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 8th of 11, 7l behind The Fifth Member (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Hakuna Matata 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f mdn auc stks (6) hvy in Oct beating Fama Mac (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Baltimore Jack (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Fleetwoodsands (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Just The Tonic 20-1 (8-2) Refused to race, in a race won by Kilt Rock (8-8) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Jupiter Fidius 12-1 (8-7) Always behind, last of 13, 44l behind Ginger Grey (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Final Salute 11-1 (9-0) Raced wide, close up, wide into straight over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (9-13) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Lindoro 10-1 (8-3) Mid-division, reminders over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Masked Dance (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Duplicity 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sharp Shoes (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.