Stag Hill was threatening to finally get his head front over longer trips at the end of last year. But after 20 starts without success, he's not difficult to oppose and ANGELENA BALLERINA makes more appeal. She's made the frame on her last couple of starts and it could be her turn today. Belle Noverre is getting no closer despite slipping down the weights and True Pleasure's course and distance win came back in 2010. Bashama was still beaten 10 lengths when third last time so Mayan Flight is preferred.
Gemara (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Midnight Sequel (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Stag Hill (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders, travelling well over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.
Shaker Style (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, raced wide and held up towards rear, pushed along 6f out, soon beaten, tailed off, 10th of 11, 32l behind Party Palace (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Raced wide in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Petrol (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Belle Noverre (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 12l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, pushed along briefly, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, went 5th well inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Steaied start, always in rear, lost touch 4f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Italian Riviera (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
True Pleasure (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Awkward away, towards rear, some headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Arabela (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bashama 50-1 (8-0) Led 1f, tracked leader until 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Stand Guard (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Fists And Stones 66-1 (9-4) Last pair, no chance final 2f, behind and eased final furlong, last of 10, 31l behind Tidy Affair (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Sofias Number One (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway on outer approaching final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Upper Lambourn (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, headway to chase leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Smirfy's Silver (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
American Kiss (SWE) .