Fast Shot had Misplaced Fortune and Beckermet behind when landing a division of a sprint at Ripon last time and Thunderball won the other division in good style. Both could figure once again in this while Loki's Revenge scored at Yarmouth in October and may get involved on his return. Layla's Hero and Farlow are others to consider but the vote goes to TAJNEED. He ran his best race for some time when third in a higher grade sprint at Pontefract recently and a high stall shouldn't be a problem for Dandy Nicholls' charge on this straight 6f especially as the speedy L'Ami Louis is drawn on the same side.
Marine Commando 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 15l behind Magical Macey (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Thunderball 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched sharply right to wide outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr beating Spinatrix (9-2) by 1l, 13 ran.
Tajneed (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Raced on inside and always prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd post, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Pearl Ice 10-1 (8-11) Raced far side, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened approaching 1f out, 14th of 29, 8l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 11, 7l behind Elna Bright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
Fast Shot 14-1 (9-3) Raced far side, tracked leaders, led that side and overall 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr beating Trade Secret (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Reared start and slowly away, switched left soon after ,in rear, switched right 2f out, headway soon after, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Global Village (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Arganil (USA) 7-2 (9-9) Fly lept start, unseated rider start, in a race won by Captain Dimitrios (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Ballista (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Beckermet (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Baby Strange 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Magical Macey (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Johannes (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, kept on same pace no impression, 12th of 22, 6l behind Colonel Mak (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Farlow (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Shropshire (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Sunraider (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Magical Macey (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Misplaced Fortune 25-1 (9-0) Led stands side group, hung right over 1f out, headed that side entering final furlong, not pace of leaders far side, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Fast Shot (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Oneladyowner 15-2 (8-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Sirius Prospect (8-11) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Sep.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Towards rear and pushed along, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Azrael 13-2 (8-11) With leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind My Freedom (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Loki's Revenge 9-2fav (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon pushed along, still plenty to do 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Mosaicist (9-4) by shd, 13 ran.
Beckermet (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led far side group of four, headed that side inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Fast Shot (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
L'Ami Louis (IRE) 11-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened approaching final 2f, 16th of 19, 18l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.