If the handicapper has got it right then EASTER SKY looks the one to beat, granted his official mark of 84. He beat a couple of subsequent winners when runner-up at Longchamp for Jonathan Pease in September and gets the vote on his first start for a new trainer. Placed in all six starts, Legal Waves deserves to get his head in front this year and also has decent claims. Sufranel makes most appeal of the less-exposed types on his debut second at Kempton in December while jockey bookings suggest Two B'S has the best chance of Tim Easterby's newcomers. Silver Craftsman is related to a couple of winners and is another to note.
Bitusa (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Geeaitch (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Easter Sky (IRE) (9-2) 7th of 8, 10l behind Turfjager (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo stk sft in Oct.
Legal Waves (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead on rail 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 14, shd behind Investment Expert (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Shadow Of The Day 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling in rear halfway, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Truckers Steel (11-4) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Miss Bella Rose 100-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, struggling from over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Turnbuckle (9-12) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Drummore Road (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along entering straight and headed under 2f out, under pressure and no extra 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Fascinating Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Frosty The Snowman (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, well behind Snow Sky (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Odeon 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon chasing leaders near side, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Latin Charm (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Oriental Dream (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 26l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Radebe (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly away headway on outer to go in touch over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 30l behind Born In Bombay (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Silver Craftsman (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Shining Hour.
Sufranel (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed 3f out, soon ridden chasing leader, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Champagne Rules (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft.
Two B's Bollin Eric gelding out of Bollin Nellie.
Yorkshire Monarch (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Inkling.
How Rude 66-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards stands' side, prominent, lost place before halfway, last of 14, well behind Barleycorn Lady (8-9) at Newcastle 1m mdn flls stks (5) sft.