Dove Mountain has been allocated a mark of 74 on his first start for new connections. But he didn't manage to win for Aidan O'Brien in Ireland and is having his first start since August. JAEGER TRAIN looks a safer bet as he was closing on the winner when runner-up over 6f here on his debut and will be suited by this extra furlong. Excellent Royale and Blue Oyster have some improving to do to match the selection, as does Anjin, but the newcomers Marweena and Marmande, a half-sister to six winners, are worth noting.
Anjin (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 9l behind Jalingo (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Chatsworth Express 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 13l behind Nova Champ (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly pressed and joined before straight, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Focussed (9-4) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp sft in Aug.
Excellent Royale (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Held up in touch, wide straight, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong no threat, 5th of 9, 4l behind Constantine (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Three Pips (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Shannon Haven (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind The Third Man (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Blue Oyster 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th final strides, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Forever Cinderella (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Marmande (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Roselyn.
Marweena (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Dunes Queen.
Secret Suspect 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind Wylye (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Up Hill Battle's 100-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 16l behind Betimes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.