The fillies Burren View Lady and Trixie Malone will need to step up but the remaining quartet can be given chances including the newcomer Sarjinsky, a half-brother to four winners including the Group 1 winner Carry On Katie. He's definitely worth a market check as is BASTION, who started favourite on his debut at Kempton in November. He has a superb pedigree being the 12th foal of a mare who has produced ten winners including a Grade 1 winner and a chance is taken on his fitness. Mayaasem didn't do much wrong in his first season but he's another who is making a comeback as is Anderton, who improved with each run culminating in a very good effort at York.
Anderton (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Led, edged right over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Shrimpton (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Bastion (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 7th of 8, 4l behind Foxtrot Jubilee (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Mayaasem 9-2 (9-3) Led until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ayaar (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Sarjinsky (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) 3w top lane, no factor, 5th of 9, 9l behind Jump For Kitten (8-7) at Saratoga(USA) 5f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lexington Place (9-0) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Trixie Malone 10-1 (8-9) Steadied start, mid-division, hung left throughout, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Lexington Place (9-0) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gs.