Bob Tucker won at Worcester in October but hasn't been seen since and may struggle to give weight to a couple of these. Exotic Friend was only beaten half-a-length on the Polytrack at Lingfield on his debut under Rules while Saffron Prince, Dreams And Songs and Avidity have all shown promise. But ex-pointer BEAUJOLAIS will know what's required and hails from a yard that has a good record here with its bumper horses. He gets the nod though take note of any strong market support for Rebecca Curtis' newcomer Solo Jugadores.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, led 3f out, soon ridden, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct beating Brassick (11-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Beaujolais (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mid div, gd prog 3out, not go with ldrs row, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Famousandfearless (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Exotic Friend (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, chased new leader approaching final furlong, left in lead and hampered final 125 yards, headed final 75 yards, not recover, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Bodega (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
King Killer (IRE) Classic Cliche gelding out of River Puttens.
Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) With leader, led after about 5f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind No Deal (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Oscars Way (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) in a race won by Nelson's Legend (12-0) at Dingley 2m 4f ptp gs in May, 11 ran.
Saffron Prince 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Vice Et Vertu (10-7) at Warwick 1m 6f nhf (5) hvy in Feb.
Solo Jugadores Central Park gelding out of Billie Holiday.
Dreams And Songs 11-2 (10-9) In rear, headway before 4f out, ridden before 1f out, one pace, 4th of 13, 17l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Its A Story Lucky Story mare out of Inchmore.
Avidity 28-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.