Those with experience are all having their first start of the year. Wannabe Your Man's latest third at Pontefract is misleading as he finished tailed off in heavy ground but Come On Sunshine is less exposed than Martinas Delight and ended last term with an improved effort at Haydock. Votary and Gallic Destiny are both worth noting in the betting but a speculative vote goes the way of fellow newcomer FULL MOON FEVER, a sister to winning stablemate Glorious Protector and bred to prove best over middle-distances.
Wannabe Your Man 5-1 (9-5) Tracked clear leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 24l behind Norway Cross (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Martinas Delight (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 4l behind Asia Minor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Come On Sunshine 100-1 (9-5) Keen close up, steadied back to rear over 7f out, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fun Mac (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Gallic Destiny (IRE) Champs Elysees colt out of Cross Your Fingers.
Norse Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 34l behind Laugharne (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Votary (IRE) Authorized colt out of So Admirable.
Full Moon Fever (IRE) Azamour filly out of Hasaiyda.