Masters Club is not easily opposed having won a couple of sellers on the Polytrack last month, but he'll find life tougher in this company and a chance is taken on IMPERIAL STARGAZER. Well beaten in heavy ground last time on his handicap bow, an earlier seventh at Goodwood is just about the best piece of form on show and Mick Channon's gelding gets the vote. Al Jemailiya and Isobella are other lightly-raced sorts who could figure, but Stag Hill looks a bigger threat on his latest third at Wolverhampton with Lady Heartbeat behind.
Masters Club 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left final furlong, headed briefly near finish, gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov beating Dylans Verse (8-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Foster's Road 28-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 16l behind Stellar Express (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
King's Ciel 10-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 13l behind Larwood (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Al Jemailiya (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 13l behind Nemushka (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Manomine 9-2 (9-0) Pushed along in rear, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 11l behind Finbar (9-4) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Imperial Stargazer 10-1 (8-7) Always in rear, last of 7, 38l behind Takeitfromalady (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Nov.
Stag Hill (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, edged right and no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Maybeagrey (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Isobella 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Tina's Spirit (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Camrock Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along to chase leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Let Your Love Flow (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Nov.
Beauchamp Orange 25-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, shaken up over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 16l behind Shabora (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Can Do Les (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 5f out, chased leader until halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 26l behind Barn Dance (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Coach Montana (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Compton Bird (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Karma Chameleon 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Night Flash (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Heartbeat 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Maybeagrey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.