Granell starts the new campaign on a decent mark and should be able to win another race before long. Uncle Dermot ran well on his reappearance and then made all at Brighton so can't be ignored while Self Employed arrives off the back of a victory at Kempton. Viva Vettori would have made short work of these in his prime but has been on a downward spiral for a while. Jockey bookings suggest the lightly-raced INDIAN TRIFONE is the pick of Ed Walker's two runners and he can make a winning start in handicaps having comfortably landed the odds in a Wolverhampton maiden on his reappearance.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Pressed leader, driven to lead briefly 2f out, soon lost place, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-77 (4) pol in Nov.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4l behind Wandsworth (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 11-4 (8-4) Raced keenly, held up in touch, driven over 2f out, stayed on to take modest 4th near finish, never reached leaders, 4th of 6, 6l behind Myboyalfie (9-7) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Granell (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no threat, 6th of 12, 8l behind Stevie Thunder (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden clear approaching final furlong, readily, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Gaelic Silver (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Indian Trifone (IRE) 1-2fav (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged well over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar beating Stoneham (8-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Self Employed 5-2fav (9-7) In touch,headway to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Spirit Of Gondree (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Raging Bear (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Very slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Viva Vettori 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-11) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Mister Marcasite 14-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Suehail (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.