Compton Prince finally lost his maiden tag at Bath in September but reverted to his previous modest form last time. Give Us Belle recorded his only win in 22 attempts when successful in an amateurs' race last month while age seems to be catching up with Steelcut as he's shown no improvement for a slide down the weights. FATHOM FIVE gets the token vote despite enduring a long barren spell has he's shown a bit more of late and it could be his turn today.
Compton Prince 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Presumido (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Steelcut 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along on inside over 2f out, driven and no impression well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Kuanyao (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Outpaced, last of 13, 21l behind Haadeeth (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
I'll Be Good 40-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 19l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Fathom Five (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd well over 1f out until well inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Caramelita (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Pavers Star 20-1 (8-12) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, heavily eased from over 1f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Haadeeth (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Lucky Mellor 66-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 15l behind Lutine Charlie (9-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul '12.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 20l behind Seamster (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.