Horsley Warrior and Jasmin Rai remain maidens and look up against it while Jeremiah and Broughtons Paradis have won just one race each in a combined total of 45 starts. The latter makes most appeal of that quartet on the back of his second at Kempton last time, but this contest looks there for the taking for COTTON KING. He won over C&D back in September and wasn't beaten far when fourth to Rhythm Stick back here three weeks ago. Dropped in class today, Tobias Coles' gelding can return to winning ways.
Horsley Warrior 28-1 (9-7) Close up on outside, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Jeremiah (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and not pace of winnner final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Bob Stock (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Jul.
Cotton King 11-4 (9-0) Chased leading pair, one pace when not clear run and shuffled back over 2f out, effort on inside well over 1f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Rhythm Stick (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Not much room start, raced keenly, held up behind on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden and ran on well to press winner inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ocean Of Peace (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Jasmin Rai 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with leading trio from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 12l behind Shifting Gold (8-12) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.