A number of these have been in winning action on the Polytrack and might enjoy a fitness advantage over those making their seasonal reappearance. Heaven's Guest also ran well at Doncaster last month and appears to hold Shahdaroba on that effort. Professor had Capo Rosso well behind at Newbury in September while Alcando was touched off at the same track in a nursery a month later and was a consistent sort as a juvenile. September's Doncaster winner also has a chance, as does the lightly-raced Tartary, but it may be worth giving DUTCH MASTERPIECE another try over 6f. His only setback last season came over the trip at Haydock in August but he won twice over 5f on soft ground or worse later so there might have been another reason for his defeat that day and his yard has had a terrific run lately.
Professor 9-1 (9-7) Prominent, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, just held on, won at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep beating Pay Freeze (9-7) by hd, 16 ran.
The Taj (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon under pressure, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind Bungle Inthejungle (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Dutch Masterpiece 4-6fav (9-7) Raced keenly, made all, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) hvy in Oct beating Blue Lotus (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Equitania 28-1 (8-1) Raced alone towards stands' side, prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Jack Dexter (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Mar.
Upavon 5-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, tracke dleaders in 4th, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar beating Fortinbrass (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Shahdaroba (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Annunciation (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Storm Moon (USA) 50-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never near leaders, 10th of 21, 10l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft in Oct.
Tommy's Secret 13-2 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led last 100 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Gracious George (8-2) by nk, 6 ran.
Regal Dan (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Red Avenger (9-4) by hd, 8 ran.
Alcando (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced centre, prominent, ridden to challenge 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Effie B (9-2) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Slight lead until headed approaching final 4f, chased clear leader until ridden over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 16, 8l behind Professor (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 4-9fav (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, headway on inside to 2nd 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Hard Walnut (9-6) by 4l, 4 ran.
Tartary (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Dwelt, took keen hold early, held up, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Red Valerian (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Pearl Bridge (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Annunciation (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Time And Place 9-4 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Fils Anges (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Panther Patrol (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Raced wide held up in touch, switched inside over 1f out, headway to lead entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb beating Upavon (9-7) by nk, 6 ran.