It's pure guesswork as to which one of this bunch will decide to come good. RYEDALE LASS tumbled down the weights last year and wasn't beaten far over a longer trip here in September. It may be her turn and she gets a token vote. Huzzah went close at Southwell last week in his attempt to win his first race since 2008 and Ficelle scored over 6f in soft ground at Brighton in October, though she was tailed off here last month. Marvo and Prohibition are others to have slipped down weights along with Bladewood Girl and it's the latter who makes most appeal of that trio.
Prohibition (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly away, raced wide and soon pushed along in rear, tailed off final 2f, last of 10, 50l behind Mucky Molly (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Marvo 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 14l behind Tenbridge (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Bladewood Girl 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 8, 7l behind Mataajir (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Ermyntrude 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, hampered and lost place over 4f out, rallied 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 11, 14l behind Larghetto (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Chandrayaan 25-1 (9-6) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Mill I Am (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Mistress Shy 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 22l behind Tatting (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Ryedale Lass 8-1 (9-7) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 16l behind Ellaal (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Sally Bruce 25-1 (9-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kasbhom (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Supa Seeker (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, niggled along over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 13, 12l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Chased leaders on inside, lost place 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ficelle (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Storey Hill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Huzzah (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mataajir (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression on leaders over 1f out, 4th of 13, 11l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Maygo's Joy 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 6, 21l behind Fearless Lad (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.