Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden have won seven of the last 10 renewals between them. The former is represented by RUSSIAN REALM and the son of the 1000 Guineas winner Russian Rhythm looks the one to be on after an eye-catching debut at Sandown in September. Gosden has the more experienced Space Ship entered and, though he's beginning to look exposed, his overall form puts him in the picture. Hasheem was noted staying on nicely on his debut over a mile at Newmarket in October while Number One London has the benefit of a recent run having run well behind Cape Peron in what looked a strong Newbury maiden. Butterfly Mcqueen is the only filly in the line-up but she made a promising start at Haydock and should do much better this year.
Battalion (IRE) Authorized colt out of Zigarra.
Dalgig 5-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Queensberry Rules (8-13) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Doctor's Gift 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 10l behind Missing Agent (8-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Double Discount (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind One Pekan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Hasheem 14-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 6l behind Mujazif (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Konzert (ITY) Hurricane Cat colt out of Known Alibi.
Maraweh (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 17l behind Ajraam (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Number One London (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, kept on pressing for 2nd, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Cape Peron (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Revise (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 11l behind Contributer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Russian Realm 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Flying Officer (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Space Ship 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Improvisation (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leading trio, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon edged left, held when carried left 100 yards out, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Geordie Man (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.