GREAT DEMEANOR has much the best form of those with experience. He gets first-time headgear after his latest sixth at Lingfield but was beaten only a length over course and distance before that and can open his account if running up to the same level. Shenval and Mastered may improve but need to if they're to figure and bigger threats could come from the newcomers Holy Warrior and Continental Divide. Both are related to winners and strong support for either may prove significant.
It Ain't To Grand 66-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, last of 7, 9l behind Red Valerian (8-10) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
South Kenter (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Lucky Money (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep '11.
Continental Divide (IRE) Kheleyf gelding out of Leenane.
Great Demeanor (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Staffhoss (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold early and held up off the pace in 5th, headway to 4th over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Two In The Pink (8-7) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Holy Warrior (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of If Dubai.
Mastered (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 9, 13l behind Emerging (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Shenval 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Whipper Snapper (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Kalahari Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 14l behind Lager Time (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.