All but one have been allotted a handicap mark and REDALANI comes out best of those. She posted an improved effort at Newcastle last time and there should be more to come. Talqaa is next best at the weights and Charlie Bishop's claim further helps her cause. She's preferred to Borough Boy and Daneglow of the remainder. Stoneacre Thirsk showed little in either start last season and is returning from more than a year off the track.
Borough Boy (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along 2f out, no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Rise To Glory (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Daneglow (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Little Choosey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Mid Yorkshire Golf 100-1 (9-2) Outpaced, last of 10, 15l behind Flirtinaskirt (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in May.
Mrs Medley 100-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 22l behind Rise To Glory (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Redalani (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent in centre, pushed along halfway, pressing leaders and chance 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Intrinsic (9-5) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Stoneacre Thirsk (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Dwelt, pushed along in rear and outpaced, last of 7, 14l behind Illustrious Lad (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep '12.
Talqaa 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 6l behind Compton Prince (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.