t's impossible to see past CAPTAIN STARLIGHT, though he hasn't impressed everyone with his attitude on his last couple of starts. He's probably better than he showed when beaten here last time and his overall form gives him the edge. Subtle Difference hasn't been finding much and looks as though a longer trip will suit while Downright Dizzie has shown little on Turf, though in better company. Heroes Welcome is a half-sister to a couple of winners and wouldn't need to be a world beater to make a winning start so the market is best watched for clues.
Automotive 25-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 12, 8l behind Patavium Prince (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Lea Valley 66-1 (8-7) Always behind, last of 11, 9l behind Honky Tonk Queen (9-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Captain Starlight (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Chased leader 1f, chased leaders, smooth headway to 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and outpaced inside final furlong, beaten when hung left in closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind St Paul De Vence (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Downright Dizzie 100-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 10th of 15, 23l behind Mar Mar (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Heroes Welcome (IRE) Ramonti filly out of Sagaing.
Subtle Difference 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Seaside Rock (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.