Tous Les Deux and Haulit were both placed over 1m2f on their latest starts and would have a chance if repeating the same level of form back over a shorter trip. Poppy Golightly continues her slide down the weights and may be capable of better stepping up to a mile for the first time, but a chance is taken on KATMAI RIVER. He threw in a bad one last time but gave the impression a return to the winners' enclosure was imminent when going close in a couple of starts at Wolverhampton last month. Mark Usher's charge can take this if back to his best.
Katmai River (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) With leaders on inside, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 16l behind Wavertree Warrior (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Zeffirelli 16-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 4f out, led 3f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Rubenstar (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Tous Les Deux 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind No Complaining (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
State General (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 10l behind Double Carpet (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Fine Ruler (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Tell Halaf (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Poppy Golightly 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind But Beautiful (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Haulit 40-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, edged right when every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind No Complaining (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
First Service (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Raced wide, keen held up, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Mountrath (9-1) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Dec.
Music Lover 40-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ajara (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Craicajack (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Towards rear and pushed along, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out, last of 14, 41l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Quahadi (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 4l behind Transfixed (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Inquisitress 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 6l behind No Complaining (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Louie's Lad 66-1 (10-0) Pushed along towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Quality Art (8-13) at Kempton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.