SEE THE STORM is the most consistent and looks the safest option. Beaten only a length last time attempting to follow up a win at Lingfield, Ian Williams' charge should be bang there at the finish once again. North Central has won over 7f either side of a poor effort over a longer trip and Honey Of A Kitten escapes a penalty for his recent win in an apprentices' race at Lingfield and makes more appeal. Green Mitas usually finds at least one too good but Epsom winner Purley Queen has decent claims with a recent run at Lingfield under her belt.
Purley Queen (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sunshine Always (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fighter Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 16l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Green Mitas (ITY) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, not much room briefly over 1f out, ridden and ran on to 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Held up behind, headway on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Storm Runner (8-1) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sir Bruno (FR) 10-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Focail Eile (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Mubtadi 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 12, 8l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Elegant Muse 20-1 (8-9) Went left start soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Haftohaf (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
North Central (USA) 11-2 (9-0) In touch in 5th, good headway on inside iover 1f out, ridden to lead inside fnial furlong, held on, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Darnathean (9-1) by nk, 13 ran.
See The Storm 2-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, nbot able to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Soon prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, hampered over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Muktasb (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Started slowly and always in rear, tailed off, last of 11, 49l behind First Class (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.