Fazza won this last year and an apprentice's 5lb claim should see him make another bold bid today on the back of a recent third at Pontefract behind WISEMAN'S DIAMOND. The latter recorded a cosy two-length victory in the heavy ground on that occasion with Betteras Bertie back in fifth and looks capable of following up here. Save The Bees has been running well without success and shouldn't be far away again while Keys Of Cyprus should finish closer with a recent pipe-opener over 7f here under his belt.
Fazza 9-2 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Flipping 8-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Silken Thoughts (11-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr.
Ballinargh Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders farside, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Toby Tyler (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Thatcherite (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up, headway on inner over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Penitent (8-12) at Doncaster 1m Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in Apr.
Triple Eight (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Aerodynamic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Desert Vision 16-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, headed 7f out, chased leader, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, well behind Hidden Glory (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 12th of 13, 15l behind Chosen Forever (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Keys of Cyprus 6-1 (8-12) Reared start, mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 15l behind Just The Tonic (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Save The Bees 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Northern Fling (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
The Lodge Road (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 12l behind Ansaab (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Loukoumi 33-1 (8-8) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, rallied when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 9l behind Majestic Dream (8-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Oct '10.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 10-1 (8-8) Made all, took keen hold, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Edmaaj (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Skyfire 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, gradually lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Catchanova (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Whispered Times (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, always well behind, soon eased, last of 12, well behind Le Chat D'or (9-1) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Touch Tone 14-1 (9-4) In touch, pressed leader after 2f, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out , tailed off, last of 10, 44l behind Just The Tonic (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Rasselas (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 22l behind Take It To The Max (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Strong Man 13-2 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 12, 22l behind Northern Fling (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Betteras Bertie 28-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.