Da'Quonde won three times last season including here but may be a bit high in the weights as a consequence. Phoenix Clubs had ECONOMIC CRISIS a short-head behind at Musselburgh in October but the latter is much more consistent and will love the testing ground so is handed the vote. Pivotal Prospect is versatile having won over 5f and 7f last season and with ground conditions to suit she should be in the firing-line while See Clearly looks best of Tim Easterby's pair and Foreign Rhythm has dropped to a lowly mark after a long losing spell.
Da'quonde (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Led early, tracked leader, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Clubland (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Quaroma 9-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 17l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, last of 11, 21l behind Half A Billion (8-8) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Pivotal Prospect 11-2 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct beating Gladsome (9-2) by 2l, 8 ran.
See Clearly 8-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 4l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 6l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Trust Fund Babe (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov.
Rio's Girl 10-1 (8-12) Dwelt soon pushed along in rear, 8th of 9, 7l behind Divertimenti (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar.