Alben Star has been in terrific form on the all-weather. Jimmy Styles usually keeps better company than this while Zanetto was in good form around this time last year and seems to go well fresh. Out Do is the type to improve again this year while Ninjago, Tamayuz Star and Secretinthepark are all previous course and distance winners. Ashpan Sam did well last year but so did SECONDO and Roger Charlton's four-year-old might still be well treated. Both of his wins have come on good to firm going and his second to Lancelot Du Lac at York in September worked out well. He should go close as Goldream was only eighth in this 12 months ago and races off the same mark.
Jimmy Styles 6-1 (9-0) Raced centre, tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Lucky Beggar (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Alben Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Taken to post early, in touch, going well 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr beating Trinityelitedotcom (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Zanetto 14-1 (9-4) Raced wide always towards rear, 10th of 11, 10l behind Valbchek (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Ninjago 7-2fav (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 17, 8l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Seeking Magic 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort when short of room over 1f out, edged left, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Zero Money (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led far side group, headed 3f out, soon weakened, last of 21, 39l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Ashpan Sam 9-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon edged left, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct beating Naabegha (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 17, 6l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Pearl Acclaim (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, switched left over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Stepper Point (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Secretinthepark 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 8l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Secondo (FR) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Out Do 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division centre group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 24, 2 1/2l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Yeeoow (IRE) 9-2fav (8-4) Held up mid-division, switched to outer over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Kimberella 9-2 (9-6) Raced keenly, soon crossed over to lead on near side rail, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Red Refraction (9-6) by 4l, 9 ran.
Goldream 6-1 (9-0) Soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Baddilini 16-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Swiss Cross 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Horsted Keynes (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Crew Cut (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Raced near side, always towards rear, 18th of 27, 14l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Hadaj 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 6th of 12, 2l behind Bondesire (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Go Far 14-1 (8-6) Stated slowly, outpaced, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mappin Time (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr.
Hannahs Turn 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 14l behind Living The Life (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fls cond stks (2) pol in Apr.