None of these inspire confidence but a token vote is given to BULL FIVE. He's gone close a couple of times on Polytrack and last month's comeback run over too short a trip here will have blown any cobwebs away. Praxios is another whose earlier form at this track gives him a chance but he hasn't raced since last May, while Rocky Rebel also looks capable of getting involved stepping up in trip on his return from a lay-off. It's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Bull Five 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 10l behind Double Trouble (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Danaher 50-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division on outer, weakened over 5f out, 14th of 15, well behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Hiscano 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always behind, 7th of 8, 12l behind Tadabeer (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Praxios 9-2 (9-6) Started slowly, towards rear, reminders 4f out, moderate effort on outside over 1f, 8th of 12, 9l behind Fine Threads (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Rocky Rebel 9-1 (9-6) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Orthodox Lad (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Now 25-1 (8-11) Slowly away, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Laconicos (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Satwa Ballerina 100-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no headway, 8th of 14, 16l behind Storm Runner (8-7) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.