Lawyer is 6lb higher on his return after ending last year with a double at Wolverhampton. Valen failed to cope in pattern company at the end of the season but had won nicely at Ffos Las earlier. However, a couple of these have a fitness advantage including Yagheer. He was sent off favourite when third at Redcar a fortnight ago and should make a bold bid but another chance goes to WESTMINSTER. The Fibresand winner didn't take to Windsor on his recent reappearance but this straight 7f on faster ground is expected to suit and he gets the vote. Free Code is another to note stepping up in trip on his reappearance.
Free Code (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and lost place, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Lightning Thunder (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gs in Sep.
Legend Rising (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Led, ridden headed and weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 5, 14l behind Supplicant (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Valen (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Cape Factor (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Wee Jean 4-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on well, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Mick's Yer Man (9-4) at Leicester 6f con stks (3) gs.
Westminster 5-1 (9-7) Led 2f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 44l behind Grevillea (8-10) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Diamond Lady 33-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 24l behind Musical Comedy (9-13) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Lawyer (IRE) 5-6fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating More Aspen (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bretherton 9-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 7l behind Crowdmania (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Outbacker (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and hung left from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Alumina (9-6) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Yagheer (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Elusive George (9-2) at Redcar 6f app mdn stks (6) gs.
Shyron 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.