Galician went close in a Listed event at Lingfield last month with Enrol not beaten far in fourth. But both have a bit to find on today's terms with the principal contenders. That includes Graphic, who arrives in fine fettle having won four of his last five starts with his victory in a handicap at Nottingham last time the most impressive. He's not easily overlooked but TULLIUS also has strong claims. Andrew Balding's charge was beaten less than a length by Penitent in a Listed event at Newmarket earlier this month and has won two of his three starts on Polytrack. Sirius Prospect could only manage third in last year's renewal and carries a penalty this time round, as does Solar Deity, fifth in a handicap at Lingfield last Saturday.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Led pair racing in centre of course and chased leaders overall, ridden 2f out, weakened final frlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Slade Power (9-0) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.
Solar Deity (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Held up, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Bertiewhittle 9-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, switched towards stands side and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, just failed, 2nd of 17, nk behind Heaven's Guest (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Planteur (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Graphic (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, forged clear final furlong, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Nottingham 1m (2) sft beating Breton Rock (9-3) by 4l, 5 ran.
Tullius (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, gaining near finish, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Penitent (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks (1) sft.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Hampered start headway to mid-division over 4f out, went 4th 3f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Apollo D'Negro (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Enrol 5-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 1l behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Galician 5-1fav (9-0) Tracked leadrs, went 2nd inside final 4f, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, rallied in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
It's My Time 7-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Fresa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Malilla (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 18, 16l behind Jack Dexter (9-9) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft.