Any strong support for the Godolphin representative Active Spirit could prove significant on his debut. Fellow newcomer Little Shambles is also worth a second glance as she's a half-sister to the very useful Rahiyah. AL SENAD has the benefit of experience when third at Yarmouth in September. The runner-up went on to Listed success in France so the form looks solid enough and the Chapple-Hyam colt gets the nod. Bahamian C has gone backwards since a promising start at York in June but still looks best of the remainder.
Island Express (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Pulled hard pressed leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 33l behind Maahir (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Jack Barker 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders 5f, 13th of 15, 25l behind Minimee (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Sleeping Apache (IRE) Sleeping Indian gelding out of Remedy.
Kalani's Diamond 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 13th of 16, 14l behind Brother Tiger (9-7) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Active Spirit (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Local Spirit.
Al Senad 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders on near side rail, not clear run and switched left approaching final furlong, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Wednaan (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Bahamian C 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten and edging left over 2f out, last of 17, 25l behind Aeolus (9-5) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Locky Taylor (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, hung right and soon eased, 8th of 12, 7l behind Drive On (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
More Beau (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Crystal Lake (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Naggers (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, effort when clipped heels and unseated rider over 2f out, in a race won by Elusive George (9-2) at Redcar 6f app mdn stks (6) gs, 9 ran.
Little Shambles Shamardal filly out of Meiosis.