Premio Loco was winning Group races not so long ago and has an entry in the Winter Derby. He may just be short of his peak and has a penalty to concede so EMELL, who has only performed at Listed level since landing a two-year-old maiden, looks the one to be on before heading to Doncaster for the Lincoln. The Rectifier had a fine summer and won twice including a strong handicap at York. He hasn't been seen since a moderate effort in the Cambridgeshire but has won on the surface and must be a threat. Georgian Bay has fitness on his side but didn't run well at Lingfield last month. Don't Call Me has been competing at a high level for a long time and is no forlorn hope in a tricky little race.
Premio Loco (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Led centre pair, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased 1f out, last of 13, 34l behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace and no impression final 2f, 4th of 5, 13l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol.
Emell 11-4 (8-8) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind French Navy (9-7) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Georgian Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway on inside to mid-division 4f out, pushed along 3f out, some headway on inside under pressure over 1f out, never reached leaders and run flattened out inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 6l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
The Rectifier (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Prominent stands side, ridden over 2f out, lost place 1f out, 19th of 31, 18l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.