JONTLEMAN has slipped down the weights since scoring at Newbury in August. He gets the token vote in a thoroughly unappealing contest. Alnoomaas has yet to score on Turf but his rider can claim 7lb while Serena Brotherton's presence on Another Try may indicate a better effort is expected from him. Paradise Spectre makes a quick return after finishing fourth at Brighton on Wednesday but has done all his winning over 6f so far while Hernando Torres won one of these events over 1m2f last term. Shifting Star may prove best of the rest.
Jontleman (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, outpaced when not much room towards stands side rail over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Victor's Bet (SPA) Leadership gelding out of Marmaria.
All Or Nothin (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracking leader when in view over 4f out, 3rd and ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 14l behind The Dancing Lord (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold close up, ridden entering final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Another Try (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Paradise Spectre 25-1 (8-11) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Clear Praise (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pelmanism 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 12, 12l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Hernando Torres 12-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 15, 11l behind Handheld (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.