None of these inspire much confidence but a token vote goes to GEORGE FENTON. He finished ahead of Iceblast on the Polytrack earlier this year and this looks slightly easier than his most recent task at Doncaster. West Leake Hare is getting no nearer to ending his barren spell despite slipping down the weights and Berbice was still beaten 11 lengths when third at Wolverhampton in November. Lothair won a Hamilton seller last summer and True Prince remains 6lb higher than September's win at Bath. Tony Hollis is back on the same mark as when scoring over a mile here last season and should go well.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In rear, shaken up over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 15, 8l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Sunnandaeg 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders 4f, 12th of 13, 14l behind Soap Wars (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May '11.
George Fenton 14-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, ran on towards finish, 4th of 14, 5l behind Creek Falcon (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Iceblast 15-2 (8-9) Behind, stayed on final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind New Decade (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Berbice (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leader, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Tarooq (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
North Central (USA) 66-1 (8-12) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Bassett Road (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Lothair (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, eased over 2f out, 12th of 13, 45l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
True Prince (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong,, 5th of 12, 7l behind Rezwaan (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Tony Hollis 28-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders in 5th, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Thrust Control (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gf in Apr.
Cara's Request (AUS) 9-1 (8-5) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, soon headed, no extra closing stages, 8th of 17, 6l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Carla Allegra 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 18l behind Lightning Launch (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Mar.