Downtown Boy has been in winning form on the Polytrack but is up another 5lb for last month's victory at Wolverhampton. Monsieur Pontaven also scored at the same track last time but that was his first win since 2011 and he'll do well to follow-up. The Blue Banana hinted at a return to form when third at Thirsk recently and Garzoni has a shout on his best form but a chance is taken on JUPITER FIDIUS. He went close in testing ground at Ayr in November and an apprentice's allowance may just give him the edge in this.
Downtown Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, kicked on 2f out, soon clear, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr beating Angelena Ballerina (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Jupiter Fidius 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt, soon outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jebel Tara (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
The Blue Banana (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind No Quarter (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Garzoni 20-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Never Forever (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Rasselas (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt, chased leader far side, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression on stand side group, 7th of 15, 17l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
District Attorney (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led stand side, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 25l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Regal Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Tenacity 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 12, 29l behind Sigurwana (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Sir George (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 13, 5l behind Thrust Control (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gf in Apr.
Maggie Mey (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Remember Rocky 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Lil Sophella (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, not able to get on terms with front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sleepy Haven (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.
Monsieur Pontaven 11-2 (8-7) Went left and bumped start, chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr beating Cane Cat (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Heart Beat Song 28-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and chasing leaders when edged left over 1f out, ran on, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Muftarres (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Naafetha (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 4f out, 7th of 8, 29l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.