Jumbo Steps has his first start for Jim Goldie but did win a couple of times in Ireland. However, it's stablemate THORNTOUN LADY who is more interesting as she was lightly-raced last season and reappears on a fair mark. Patrona Ciana won in France around this time last year and could also go well on her first start of the season but the others have plenty to prove.
Alanos (IRE) (8-13) 6th of 7, 8l behind Carnoustie (8-12) at La Teste De Buch(FR) 1m 4yo stk in Jul.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 9l behind Ruwaiyan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f (4) pol in Oct.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 9-2fav (7-11) Soon prominent, 2nd over 1f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind More Questions (8-8) at Navan 5f App hcp sft in Oct.
Good Boy Jackson 11-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 5l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 8l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Great Demeanor (USA) 33-1 (8-6) Pressed leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 15l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-7) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.