Waltz Darling has been in good form at a lowly level over hurdles and this isn't the most competitive of handicaps. Naburn is only 3lb higher than when successful over course and distance in September but was beaten 25 lengths when only third at Southwell on his reappearance. Rosairlie will love the ground but remains high enough in the weights and 2m is really her trip. JAN SMUTS won twice in the first half of last season and was quite consistent thereafter. Today's going and trip look ideal and he shouldn't be far away if fully wound-up, though Arashi is fit from the all-weather.
Rosairlie (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, last of 8, well behind Calaf (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Naburn 6-1 (9-1) Fly jumped start, raced wide keen close up in rear, headway to track winner over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 18l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Reared start, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Man Of Plenty (9-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Flamingo Beat 14-1 (8-11) Led, headed 8f out, prominent, ridden and dropped to rear over 3f out, 4th of 5, 36l behind Jacobs Son (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Arashi 14-1 (9-1) Took keen hold and held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to one-paced 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind King's Request (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
My Destination (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened 3f out, last of 12, 20l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up and always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 12th of 14, 20l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Patavium (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway on outside 4f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 25l behind Hawk Mountain (9-7) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Kathlatino 16-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 5f out, soon struggling, 5th of 9, 41l behind Sherman McCoy (9-1) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Moheebb (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression over 1f out, 12th of 16, 14l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Anne's Valentino 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division on inside, driven 6f out, soon behind, 9th of 11, 40l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.