Danehillsundance is clear at the weights but the six-time winner on the Flat hasn't raced since well beaten over hurdles in May last year. Jack Dawkins saves his best for the Fibresand at Southwell nowadays while Yorksters Prince has failed to beat a rival home in his last three starts. VALANTINO OYSTER has a bit to find at the weights but scored over C&D in October and gets the token vote as it's impossible to judge the merits of Azrag, who makes his UK debut having won twice in Bahrain, and the remainder are even harder to fancy on today's terms.
Jack Dawkins (USA) 9-1 (9-13) Chased leader until 7f out, went again over 3f out, until 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 25l behind Pertuis (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Azrag (USA) (8-13) 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Al Burkaan (8-13) at Bahrain(UAE) 1m 4yo stk gf in Apr.
Danehillsundance (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up in 6th off the pace, ridden 3f out, edged right and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Shadowtime (9-6) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul '10.
Henrys Gift (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In touch in mid-division, effort and ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 7l behind Tazaamun (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Sinatramania 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 22l behind Celtic Step (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 7, well behind Union Island (9-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jun.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, soon struggling and detached, last of 18, well behind Searing Heat (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Hoar Frost 33-1 (9-1) Off the pace in 7th, ridden and struggling towards rear 3f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 21l behind Call Of Duty (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Norton Girl 40-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased clear leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Call Of Duty (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.