Woodacre's absence since finishing second over C&D in September has to be a worry but his form is better than that of Sedgefield second Be Devious, who was very green on debut and may need more time. Jennie Candlish saddled the bumper winner at the last meeting here and has another likely sort in WAKE YOUR DREAMS, who is from the same family as the versatile Karanja - he can make a winning debut. Presenting Paddy may be best of the rest.
Bowie (IRE) Pelder gelding out of La Fenice.
Woodacre 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and keen, chased winner over 3f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 22l behind Magnifique Etoile (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond & am NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Be Devious (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway and left 3rd over 4f out, plugged on from over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Forty Crown (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Cardinal Richelieu (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) In touch in rear, reminders 6f out, outpaced 4f out, last of 7, 29l behind Sky Watch (11-2) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) gd in Feb.
George Almighty 14-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, tailed off over 4f out, 8th of 10, well behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Presenting Paddy (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Bula Beag.
Wake Your Dreams (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Rose Karanja.
Wendy'sgreyhorse 22-1 (11-2) Led 3f, took keen hold, raced on outer, tracked leaders, weakened 5f out, soon tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Groovy Dancer (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May '11.
Starlit Eve Samraan filly out of Kissed By Moonlite.