After winning over hurdles for Paul Nicholls, Advisor has re-joined Michael Bell and could figure on his return to the Flat. Classically and New Code are similar in that they have both shown good progress on the all-weather since last seen on turf and they too have claims but a chance is taken on BROUHAHA. He's been placed over shorter trips on the Polytrack this year but Tom Dascombe's charge won under an apprentice at this track last June and could start a decent price to do so again today. Saborido has done all his winning over further, but Kerchak and Ancient Greece have claims and Eshtyaaq has scope for improvement.
Advisor (FR) 11-4fav (8-13) Held up mid-division and keen, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Excelsior Academy (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug '09.
The Cayterers 6-1 (8-5) Slowly away, in rear, wide and headway entering final 2f, ridden and kept on, one pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hidden Glory (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Dubai Miracle (USA) 6-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar beating Midnight Strider (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Classically (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Reared start and slowly away, held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Fanditha (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
New Code 10-11fav (9-13) Held up in 4th, headway over 3f out, chased winner 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Kitty Wells (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Brouhaha 9-2 (8-11) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, headway 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Veroon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Saborido (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leading pair, driven 3f out, ridden to lead inside final 2f, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Hawridge Star (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Oct.
Blue Spartan (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Held up, stayed on final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sweet Origin (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Kerchak (USA) 7-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Dynamic Drive (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Ancient Greece 16-1 (9-3) Close up when badly hampered lost place and drooped to wards rear after 1f, ridden along inside final 3f, never on terms, 7th of 9, 16l behind Lyric Poet (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Crystal Celebre (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Spensley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Pergamon (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, well behind Very Good Day (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Meglio Ancora 11-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, hanging badly left from over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 13l behind Foxhaven (9-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Bavarica 13-2 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Fashionable Gal (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mecox Bay (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led until over 8f out, chased leader, challenged 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Dynamic Drive (9-8) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Eshtyaaq 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, chased leading pair over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on final 2f, no impression, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Odin's Raven (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.