John Ferguson picks up some nice Flat types from Godolphin and Life And Times had one run for the boys in blue in 2010. Despite the long absence, he's worthy of respect in a modest opener but the experience and guaranteed fitness of YES DADDY may be the deciding factor. Kevin Ryan's bumper winner was a bit disappointing at Perth last time but is fitted with a hood now and can make amends. Nothing else makes much appeal.
Cockney Class (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, held up in rear, some headway centre over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 13l behind Arabian Star (9-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May '12 (flat).
Life And Times (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up, steady headway over 2f out, went modest 3rd entering final furlong until n extra and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 17, 5l behind Waiter's Dream (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '10 (flat).
Monzino (USA) 100-1 (10-4) Mid-division, jumped right, mistake 1st, weakened 5th, soon well behind and pulled up, in a race won by Zarzal (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Rose Of Marron (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and weakened final furlong, 10th of 16, 31l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Xclaim 40-1 (10-7) Chased clear leaders, weakened from 6th, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Yes Daddy (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Prominent, took closer order 5 out, challenged before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed before last, weakened and lost 4th place run-in, 5th of 7, 19l behind Lone Foot Laddie (10-0) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Godwit 9-1 (8-5) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Avon Supreme (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug (flat).
Hubood 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, blundered 3rd, no chance when badly hampered 3 out, mistake last, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Definite Ruby (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.