Great Choice, Mercers Court and Padge have all won between the flags and would be worth a second look if attracting market support. Grey Eral and Son Of Suzie have hinted at ability but the nicely-bred KINGS BANDIT will be ready for this, despite being absent since starting favourite at Newcastle in March on his debut. He only finished fourth that day but it will be a surprise if he doesn't leave that effort well behind this term.
Great Choice (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Ld, hdd 2out, rallied aftr last, ld close home, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in Jun, 9 ran.
Grey Earl 12-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 14l behind So Oscar (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Kings Bandit (IRE) 10-11fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 15l behind Meadowcroft Boy (10-7) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Mercers Court (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Alw pr, disp 3out, rdn last & kow, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Ballymarket Boy (12-2) by 2l, 17 ran.
Padge (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Alw pr, went on 3out, jnd & hdd last, rallied to ld late, won at Punchestown 2m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Very Wood (11-7) by hd, 7 ran.
Son Of Suzie 8-1 (11-0) Led 8f, stayed prominent, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on again final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Hot Whiskey N Ice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
The Sweetener (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Took keen hold in mid-division, outpaced 3f out, 6th of 10, 22l behind Assam Black (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Vineman 16-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 6f out, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Social Overdrive (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar '12.
Solitairy Girl Loup Solitaire filly out of Aphrodisias.