A host of these arrive with decent claims so only a speculative vote goes the way of MARAAYILL. The latter was well beaten on his reappearance but went very close over track and trip on his penultimate start and Marco Botti's Sea The Stars colt may prove good enough. Aertex signed off last year with a maiden win at Kempton while Sir Guy Porteous was beaten less than a length at Musselburgh last time. Jaahiez has won over a mile here and Mezel and Wickhambrook are other maiden winners to consider while Alisios also has a shout in a really tough race to call.
Wickhambrook (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind The Alamo (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Alisios (GR) 6-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 27l behind Island Remede (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Mezel 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Art Official (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Captain Myles (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, hung right on bend over 6f out and when driven over 2f out, not run on from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 12l behind Swivel (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Maraayill (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 7l behind Donny Rover (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Pure Amber (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, just missed 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Kafeel (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Jaahiez (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 2f out, chased winner 2f out until 1f out, no impression and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Grevillea (8-10) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Aertex (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, closed to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Alfaayza (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Sir Guy Porteous (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked winner, joined winner over 2f out going well, ridden over 1f out, driven and unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Desert Colours (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.