Nothing stands out among the newcomers so this is probably a good opportunity for FITYAAN to get off the mark. Barry Hills' gelding hasn't run since finishing fifth at Pontefract in September but an earlier second at Lingfield reads well in the context of this race and he shouldn't have any problem with the extra distance on breeding. Proper Charlie hinted at ability on a couple of occasions in his first season and should be thereabouts while Uppercut was fourth over C&D on his reappearance and may enjoy a fitness advantage over several of his rivals.
Colourbearer (IRE) 28-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, switched to inner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Gottcher (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Elby 33-1 (9-10) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, tailed off, 7th of 9, 44l behind Gold Mine (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Gambatte One Cool Cat filly out of Dahshah.
Ondeafears (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened from 3f out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Cousin Khee (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f 3yo nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Brio Araafa gelding out of Salsa Brava.
Chillianwallah 20-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, no chance, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Wiqaaya (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Fityaan 10-3 (9-3) Mid-division, chased leaders on inside 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, chased leading trio inside final furlong, no impression, lost 4th post, 5th of 12, 6l behind Jade (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Hawridge Song Singspiel gelding out of Clear Vision.
Proper Charlie 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, led well over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Dark Secret (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Uppercut 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4l behind Sylvestris (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Kalendar Girl (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along and in rear over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 10l behind Dubaianswer (8-11) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Muroona (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Pulled up after 1f, in a race won by Lady Paris (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Sep, 7 ran.
Voodoo Queen Diktat filly out of Monte Mayor Lady.