The highlight of the all-weather season and the leading fancies will be hoping the redoubtable Suits Me can tack across from his wide draw and set a proper pace. If he does, then DANSILI DANCER could prove the one to beat. He ended last season dead-heating with subsequent Group 1 Hong Kong Vase winner Mastery over 1m4f at Kempton and, given something to aim at in the home stretch, he can come out best over a trip less than ideal. Nideeb was a progressive three-year-old and won a Listed event over C&D in November. Clive Brittain's charge looks a worthy favourite with more to come this year, while Pachattack ended last season with victory in a stakes race on the Polytrack at Woodbine though she has done all her winning so far against fillies and mares. The useful Silver Grey could make the frame at a big price despite a below par effort on her reappearance and Nice Style is a lightly-raced six-year-old handicapper who still has the potential to win at this level. He makes more appeal than Big Creek who failed to figure in three recent starts in Dubai.
Big Creek (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until 500m out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 11l behind War Monger (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcap gd in Feb.
Cockney Class (USA) 50-1 (8-13) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 8l behind Tazeez (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Dansili Dancer 11-1 (9-3) Held up in 7th, headway 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, chased leader over 1f out, quickened to challenge inside final furlong, driven to narrow lead final 100 yards and stayed on gamely, joined post, won at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov deadheating with Mastery (9-3), 9 ran.
Franco Is My Name 8-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Suits Me (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in Feb.
Hidden Glory 33-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Suits Me (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in Feb.
Layline (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Reared start, held up last, ridden on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went well held 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Georgebernardshaw (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Mister Green (FR) 14-1 (9-2) Held up toweards rear on inside, headway on inside 2f out, never reached leaders and one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pelmanism (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Nice Style (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan beating King Olav (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Nideeb 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and soon joined, ran on and headed final strides, 2nd of 12, shd behind Cheetah (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Shamir 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 3l behind Suits Me (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in Feb.
Suits Me 12-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader when hampered and snatched up after 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 11th of 12, 22l behind Lowther (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Pachattack (USA) 9-4fav (8-5) Held sway,ridden out, won at Woodbine(USA) 1m 2f flls stks in Nov beating Impossible Time (8-12) by 6l, 11 ran.
Silver Grey (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Dwelt, raced wide held up, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Suits Me (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol in Feb.