Al Meezan was well beaten on his recent debut but the remainder can all be given a chance. Could Be and Strategic Strike showed promise on their recent outings at Kempton while Divergence wasn't beaten far when fifth at Leicester in September, although the latter steps up in trip for her return. So does ANOTHER COCKTAIL but after making the frame in three starts over a mile last term, Hughie Morrison's colt was always expected to excel once tackling middle-distances and the Epsom and Irish Derby entry gets Richard Hughes on board for his reappearance and can make it a winning one.
Al Meezan 10-1 (8-6) Went slightly right and slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and lost place over 5f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Fulgora (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Another Cocktail 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, driven over 1f out, no chance with leading duo final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Nichols Canyon (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Could Be 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Taglietelle (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Speed Boogie (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.
Divergence (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Kikonga (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.