A few of these have decent claims including last season's maiden winners King Of The Danes and Romantic Settings. Lady Artiste is another handicap debutante with more recent form having won nicely at Newcastle last month and Lazarus Bell's best form of last season entitles him to consideration. LONDON CITIZEN finished clear of the rest of the field when third on his comeback at Ripon. This looks less competitive and a similar effort should see him in the firing-line. Elaine Burke's charge gets the nod as multiple Southwell winner Apache Rising was less than impressive back on the Turf last time.
London Citizen (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Country Western (8-13) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Lazarus Bell 16-1 (9-1) Prominent on inside, ridden and lost place over 4f out, well beaten over 1f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Tamarkuz (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Romantic Settings 7-2 (8-12) Close up, effort when switched right over 1f out, soon every chance, led post, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Elhaame (9-0) by ns, 14 ran.
Tribal Path (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Keen close up, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 26l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Apache Rising 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Lilac Lace (8-13) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Marhaba Malayeen (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Held up in rear, outpaced and green halfway, headway over 3f out, not clear run 2f out, squeezed through to challenge on inside fover 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 1m fll mdn stks (5) gs in Apr beating Royal Style (8-12) by 4l, 8 ran.
King Of The Danes 5-1 (9-0) Made all, hard driven when challenged over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Sabre Rock (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.