The progressive Tarooq went in again at Wolverhampton last time and another bold bid is not beyond him off a 3lb higher mark. But SIMAYILL also looks on the upgrade judged on her first victory at Lingfield last month and there should be more to come from Clive Brittain's filly as she drops down a grade here. Santefisio looks likely to be in the firing-line once again, while Chilli Green had Prince Of Burma behind when third over 7f at Lingfield a fortnight ago. Lockantanks is also in fine form after a good effort at Wolverhampton and is another to consider in a competitive race.
Tarooq (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leader and keen, led over 5f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Change The Subject (8-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Santefisio 4-1fav (9-7) Towards rear on inside, headway inside final 2f, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Sunset Kitty (USA) 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division, weakening when not much room over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Directorship (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Chilli Green 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led narrowly approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lockantanks 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Clockmaker (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Simayill 3-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo flls hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov beating Emma's Gift (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Shifting Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 1l behind Requisite (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Close up, led after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 12l behind Mirror Lake (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) sft in Nov.
Focail Eile 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 12l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Rossetti 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 14, 6l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Reachforthebucks 20-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led well over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 8l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.