DUKE COSIMO will start a short-priced favourite here and there will be some very long faces if he's beaten. A son of Pivotal out of the high-class Nannina, he started favourite on his debut at Nottingham but looked in need of the experience and will have come on a bundle. Another Claret has shown glimmers of ability but may have to wait for a handicap so Timeless Appeal may be the one to chase the selection home as Peter Chapple-Hyam's speedily-bred filly showed promise on her debut at Lingfield in November. Secret Empress was beaten a long way at Southwell but still looks best of the remainder.
Another Claret 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 16l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Cauberg 16-1 (9-0) Ran green and always towards rear, 8th of 10, 24l behind Jammy Guest (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Duke Cosimo 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Star of Rohm (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Ground Ginger 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, 11th of 15, 15l behind Forging The Path (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear and outpaced, last of 10, well behind Time And Place (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Secret Empress 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and slightly outpaced halfway, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Marshland (9-0) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Timeless Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.