All of these are stepping up in distance today. Cotes Du Rhone has gone the furthest so far when beaten three lengths over 1m3f at Kempton last time and should get home, but Quiet Appeal is less certain to stay having finished runner-up to the progressive Karma Chameleon over a mile at Southwell three weeks ago. Astroscarlet looks more likely to improve over this trip than mile winner Jimmy The Lollipop, but a speculative vote goes to LONE STAR STATE. He posted a much improved effort over the extended mile at this track last time and there should be more to come from Frank Sheridan's colt on his handicap debut.
Jimmy The Lollipop (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 31l behind Karma Chameleon (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Our Ivor 25-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 20l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Lone Star State (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Complex (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Astroscarlet 3-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, slightly outpaced 3f out, stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Chrissycross (9-2) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Quiet Appeal (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside under pressure approaching final 2f, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Karma Chameleon (9-8) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Lady Author 80-1 (9-0) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 14l behind Really Lovely (9-0) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) fbs in Dec.
Cotes Du Rhone (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, kept on well final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Spartilla (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Silver Native (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened quickly, last of 10, 30l behind Karma Chameleon (9-8) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.