It's difficult to make even a half-decent case for any of this bunch. PERFECT WORDS was placed in sprints off higher marks last season and may be good enough. Tarquin is less exposed though was still beaten seven lengths when runner-up at Kempton while Moss Hill never threatened when second over 7f at Lingfield. Karate Queen's placed effort at this track was back in July and Midnight Warrior has yet to show any improvement for a tumble down the weights.
Tarquin (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Perfect Words (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden 3f out, last of 12, 18l behind Echo Of Lightning (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Moss Hill 7-1 (9-7) Led early, raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 14l behind Heidi's Delight (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Jan.
Finn Mac 50-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Red Paladin (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Eium Mac 16-1 (8-7) Dwelt and hampered start, soon prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, 8th of 11, 7l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Midnight Warrior 9-2 (8-6) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Spowarticus 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and dropped to rear over 3f out, last of 7, 22l behind Pipers Piping (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Karate Queen 16-1 (8-3) Behind and outpaced, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Scentpastparadise (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Jiminy 25-1 (9-9) Chased leaders over 3f, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 15l behind Saakhen (9-3) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Jack Barker 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Johnny Splash (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In rear, outpaced after 2f, last of 8, 14l behind Spring Bird (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.