Anne's Valentino was still beaten out of sight despite finishing second in an amateurs' race at Thirsk. MIGHTY MISSILE's ability to stay this longer trip has to be taken on trust but he was beaten only a head over 1m4f here recently and gets a speculative vote. A trio of previous winners all take another crack. Generous Dream came out best in 2012 and has yet to win another race and the same comment applies to Cowslip, whose sole win to date came in a division of this last year. The other division was won by the more prolific Kodicil and he's not easily dismissed back on the same mark.
Vedani (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, hampered on inside 8f out, never a factor, 8th of 14, 23l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Kodicil (IRE) 17-2 (9-9) Led, pressed from 10f out, ridden 3f out, joined over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Beat The Shower (9-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Zarosa (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Point The Toes (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Superciliary 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 25l behind Taste The Wine (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Anne's Valentino 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 6f out, ridden over 3f out, headed 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Dan Emmett (11-5) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Generous Dream 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders until lost place 10f out, 8th of 9, well behind The Young Master (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Cowslip 16-1 (8-10) Behind, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 11, 11l behind Chivers (9-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Spruzzo 8-1 (8-11) Soon led, pushed along over 6f out, headed over 5f out, weakened 4f out, 8th of 9, 50l behind Longshadow (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mighty Missile (IRE) 17-2 (8-8) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 6, hd behind Indira (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 3f out, soon headed and weakened, last of 6, 16l behind Madrasa (9-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Rokeby 18-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 5th of 15, 4l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.