The veteran Llamadas was shock winner at Lingfield last month. Incredibly that was only his third start since returning from over five years off the track but he has to prove that was no fluke and ENTITLEMENT gets the nod. She didn't fare too badly when third on her first start over 2m last time and the half-sister to top-class stayer Invermark can open her account for James Fanshawe in this. Now What went close on her latest outing on the Flat but C&D winner Ministry makes more appeal back up in trip after a decent effort over 1m4f at Lingfield last month.
Rocky Rebel 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 21l behind Stand Guard (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Experimentalist 28-1 (9-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 20, 46l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (8-11) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Ministry 20-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Cool Sky (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Now What 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, dropped to 3rd approaching final furlong, rallied to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on close home, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Maydream (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Llamadas 33-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Roughlyn (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Za'lan (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 15l behind Miss Blakeney (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Entitlement 11-2 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Italian Riviera (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Fromthestables Com (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Started slowly, behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 12, 10l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Burnbrake 50-1 (8-9) Slowly away towards rear, short lived effort over 2f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.