The Newmarket pair DANCHAI and Kept look the ones to concentrate on with preference for the former despite a very long absence. William Haggas' charge made his debut in a Newmarket maiden last October and ran very well to finish runner-up to a Godolphin winner. There's obviously been something amiss but that form looks superior to that of main challenger Kept, who showed the benefit of a moderate debut with a much better run behind Star Lahib at Ripon. It's impossible to get excited about the remainder but Cruachan is taken to occupy a minor berth.
Cruachan (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always behind, 8th of 11, 15l behind Yazdi (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Danchai 16-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 3f out, effort over 1f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Kiz Kulesi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Kept 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Star Lahib (8-12) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
One Million 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 11th of 12, 32l behind Sigurwana (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Princeofperfection 100-1 (8-12) Chased leadrs, weakening when hung badly right on bend over 2f out, last of 7, 25l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Quan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon switched right, raced wide held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 38l behind Planetex (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Roseisle 100-1 (9-2) Went left start and slowly away, always behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Centrifugal (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Carla Allegra 50-1 (8-12) Towards rear, struggling over 2f out, some late headway, no chance with leaders, 6th of 9, 16l behind Centrifugal (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Mrsb Royal Applause filly out of Pearl Valley.