Fyelehk looks opposable with a host of unexposed runners in opposition, of whom we like the look of BUSSELL ALONG and Golden Pool. Rod Millman has his string in good order and Fyelehk didn't give his supporters a moment's concern when winning readily at Kempton but he has shown all of his best form at that track and this has the potential to be more competitive. Support for the likes of Fly By Nelly and King Of Defence should clearly be heeded given their trainers but neither jumps off the page on their form in maidens. Kyle Of Bute and Princess Rebecca are others to watch closely and we wouldn't be ruling Crystallize out in a hurry either whilst Golden Pool's run at Great Leighs in December hinted at the possibility of there being more to come. The pick, though, is Bussell Along who represents the yard responsible for last year's well backed winner and, whilst she may not be in that class, there was promise enough in her four runs last term to think that she can go close. Richard Hughes has a good record for a yard that has a decent strike rate here and Bussell Along is our principal contender.
Fly By Nelly 12-1 (8-12) Tracked winner after 2 furlongs, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sunniva Duke (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
King of Defence 33-1 (9-3) In touch, chased winner 4f out until over 2f out, faded gradually, 11th of 12, 12l behind Desert Creek (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Fyelehk (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Chased leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, and ran on well final furlong, won at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol beating Creative (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Josiah Bartlett (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Carried right start and outpaced, 10th of 11, 15l behind Ziggy Lee (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mount Ella 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 10, 23l behind Adorn (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) std in Sep.
Crystallize 12-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, faded towards finish, 6th of 13, 3l behind Solis (9-1) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Cavendish Road (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Elusive Ronnie (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Bussell Along (IRE) 9-2 (8-3) Keen, held up in rear, hung right throughout, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Nizhoni Dancer (9-1) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Kamanja (UAE) 14-1 (9-1) Close up, led over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 16l behind Dark Ranger (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Kyle Of Bute 33-1 (8-5) Held up, effort on stand rail when outpaced and lost place over 2f out, soon switched left, hung left from over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Arushore (8-10) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Golden Pool (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Newlyn Art (9-4) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Kings On The Roof 12-1 (9-0) Raced in mid-division on outside, driven along over 2f out, plugged on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Fyelehk (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Princess Rebecca 18-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Plotting (8-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Sep.
Rose of Coma (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, last of 11, 50l behind Special Cuvee (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll (6) gd.