Shamrocked has the best of the draw and won over C&D on his debut. He's only beaten one horse home in his last three runs however. Apostle and Three Am Tour could easily figure if fully wound-up but Gabrial's Gift appears much better on Polytrack while Emperor Vespasian made no impression in a modest Bath maiden last month. We'll stick with HAAF A SIXPENCE, who was probably a fortunate winner on his reappearance at Wolverhampton but looks to be on an upward curve and should handle the switch to turf with few problems. Lunar Deity disappointed on his final start last season at York but this is a lot less competitive.
Apostle (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly in to stride, early reminders, towards rear, driven halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 20, 9l behind Bogart (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
Three Am Tour (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Venetian View (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Lunar Deity 8-1 (8-13) Outpaced and always behind, 14th of 16, 18l behind Bomber Jet (8-11) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Shamrocked (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, behind final furlong, last of 12, 18l behind Chapter Seven (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Haaf A Sixpence 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr beating Johnno (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Alice's Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Artistic Jewel (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Raced freely, tracked leader, ridden to lead 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Savanna Days (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Emperor Vespasian 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Lethal Force (9-0) at Bath 6f mdn auc stks (5) gs in Apr.