The Queen's Bank Bonus came with a late flourish on his second start over a mile here in October and should be suited by this trip. Joe The Coat was very green at Yarmouth and may need another run but Princely Sum showed promise on his only start at Doncaster and is another who will appreciate stepping up in trip. SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD is a half-brother to five winners on the Flat including the 1m4f Group 3 winner Side Saddle. He'll stay further in time but should be forward enough and is handed the vote to make a winning debut.
Stock Hill Fair 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 19, well behind The New One (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Bank Bonus 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, ran on towards finish, eased when not much room close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Eurystheus (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Joe The Coat 22-1 (8-9) Went left start and slowly away, held up in rear but in touch, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 6, 5l behind Samba King (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gs in Apr.
Mellor Echo Of Light gelding out of Lumiere D'espoir.
Princely Sum (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close 5th, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 16, 7l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Sarmatian Knight (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never any chance with leading pair, 4th of 13, 14l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd in Apr.
Scarborough Rock Notnowcato gelding out of Fabuleux Millie.
Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) Sir Percy colt out of Athene.
Sporting Gold (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 13l behind Hefner (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Astra Hall 50-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Restaurateur (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.