Havana Cooler was a 50/1 chance when runner-up to Mujazif at Newmarket in October. The third subsequently won easily so Luca Cumani's charge will prove difficult to beat. Heroine Required also made a promising start in testing conditions at York and should do well in her second season but race-fitness may hold the key here and HARBINGER LASS looks the one to be on. She began her career with an excellent run in a Newbury maiden last week where she showed good pace throughout and is taken to go one better. Tim Easterby's Bannockburn Boy, the second foal of a mare who has already produced a winner at around this trip, could prove best of the remainder.
Aramist (IRE) Aussie Rules gelding out of Mistic Sun.
Bannockburn Boy Motivator colt out of Senta's Dream.
Cupertino Sakhee colt out of Arantxa.
Havana Cooler (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, green and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Mujazif (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
No Win No Fee 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, pushed along 5f out, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Stepping Ahead (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Harbinger Lass 66-1 (8-9) Led 1f, tracked winner, led narrowly over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Banoffee (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs.
Heroine Required (FR) 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up behind in touch, came towards stand side 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) hvy in Oct.