The handicapper may have taken a chance in allotting TULLIUS a mark of 74 and its Peter Winkworth's horse who looks the most likely winner of this. A half-brother to a Polytrack winner, it was no surprise that our pick left a modest debut behind when switched to this surface and the battling qualities he showed to win will serve him well. The third-placed horse has come out and taken second since and the handicapper has him at 77, so given that our selection had him well held this mark seems generous. Saucy Buck remains well-handicapped on his early-season form despite a 6lb rise incurred for winning well at Kempton but this seventh furlong is an unknown so we'll take him on along with Romantic Wish, for whom this is a drop in trip and that'll serve her well but the assessor doesn't appear to have taken any chances with her rating.
Saskia's Dream 11-1 (9-0) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 19, 5l behind Make A Dance (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Tullius (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Sunday Bess (8-12) by ns, 7 ran.
Whodathought (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear on outer, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Classic Voice (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Honkers Bonkers 100-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on and edged right final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Muntasib (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Romantic Wish 11-8fav (8-6) Pulled hard, led after 1f, hard ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Burj Alzain (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (4) pol in Oct.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, switched left over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon clear, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Avalon Bay (9-3) by 2l, 9 ran.
Reginald Claude 40-1 (8-11) Outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 12, 5l behind Picabo (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Oct.
Danube Dancer (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Spartic (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Salaamie 50-1 (9-3) Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, ridden edged left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Oasis Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Swaninstockwell (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Led, headed approaching 5f out, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Mountain Range (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
West Leake Melody 8-1 (9-6) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 23l behind Prophet In A Dream (9-7) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.