Just Charlie is one to note for the future having missed the whole of last season. Godolphin's Port Alfred ended his first campaign in a moderate Wolverhampton handicap and will need to do better but the speedy Monumental Man can usually be relied on to get competitive. Red Baron was in cracking form last summer and looked to be on the way back when runner-up at Musselburgh though he could have done without a 6lb rise. The once very-useful Captain Dunne is sliding down the weights and grades but Green Monkey is going in the reverse direction and, having won three of his last four, will make a bold bid to continue the sequence. GO GO GREEN has won nine races and may not have finished yet as he was never beaten far in any of his races last year and will have come on for his recent run at Thirsk, his first since November, so he's given the nod in an open event.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) In touch, lost place 2f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Aetna (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Just Charlie 9-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, just held for 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-2) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '12.
Tax Free (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Silvanus (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Port Alfred 11-4fav (9-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dangerous Age (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Bosun Breese 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Monumental Man 5-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, ridden and no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Picansort (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Royal Bajan (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Red Baron (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Silvanus (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Moorhouse Lad 5-1 (8-8) Broke well, tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Silvanus (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Green Monkey 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leading trio, headway to lead between horses entering final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Irish Boy (8-9) by 1l, 5 ran.
Noodles Blue Boy 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 10, 24l behind Fat Gary (9-4) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
The Strig 33-1 (9-7) Always behind, last of 15, 25l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Six Wives 3-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and edged left approaching final furlong, soon headed, no extra and hampered near finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-7) at Goodwood 5f (5) gd in Aug.
Go Go Green (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 15, 8l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Keep It Dark 11-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 8l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.