Bordoni started a short-priced favourite on his debut at Warwick but found the more-experienced In The Crowd too strong. He will have more to offer but we still prefer AMORALIST here. He proved no match for Swynmor at Newbury but he faces nothing of the winner's calibre today and this sharper track will be in his favour. Poetic Power and Snowed In look exposed but Irish import King Of Dudes is an interesting newcomer, as is Surrey Dream. King Of Wing was second on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las but the merit of that form is open to debate.
Amoralist 5-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, stayed alone on inside in straight, went 3rd before hit 3 out, went 2nd soon after, ridden and well held approaching next, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Swnymor (10-7) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Bordoni (USA) 11-10fav (10-12) Prominent, led 3rd, soon headed, blundered badly 4th, not fluent next, led after 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 4th, headed after 3 out, mistake next, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 8l behind Alborz (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened after last, 5th of 9, 20l behind Juno The Muffinman (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
King of Dudes 14-1 (9-1) Made all, soon clear, 10 lengths advantage early straight, ridden and reduced advantage from under 2f out, all out to hold on closing stages, won at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 in Oct beating Eighteen Summers (8-12) by 1/2l, 19 ran (flat).
King Of Wing (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, never reached winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Alborz (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, led before next, headed last, no extra flat, 6th of 15, 8l behind In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Poetic Power (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, struggling 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec, 15 ran.
Sky Khan 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Solfilia (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran (flat).
Snowed In (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, last of 9, 40l behind Markadam (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway to track leaders after 4f, weakened 4f out, 12th of 13, 46l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec (flat).
Brandy Snapping 50-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Copper Falls 66-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, some headway after 4 out, outpaced in rear before next, tailed off and pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Swnymor (10-7) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Kozmina Bay 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, effort 3 out, weakened next, last of 5, 21l behind Alborz (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.