Rock Anthem and United Nations seem too inconsistent to trust so we go with the more level form of DAVENPORT. The selection is a course and distance winner in the past and in the last few months has begun to show a return to form. The line from his penultimate run has worked out well and the key should be consistency over recent success. Rock Anthem also has some decent form-lines but seems rather hit or miss. Also a course and distance winner he is now four pounds lower than when recording that last win but he's been off lower recently with limited success. United Nations was a course and distance winner last time but is up seven pounds for that triumph. There's not much to recommend him prior to that but it might be he just likes this track, which he takes on for just the third time. Seems risky to base a punt on what we have for him so we go for Davenport.
Davenport (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Robby Bobby (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Dec.
Elk Trail (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Kingsholm (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
New Beginning (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 7, 11l behind Councellor (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-100 (2) slw.
United Nations 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden to lead well over 1f, soon clear, kept on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Rub of The Relic (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Centenerola (USA) 28-1 (8-10) Pulled hard, always in rear, 12th of 13, 16l behind Countdown (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up, headway on outer over 2f, driven and one pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Mozayada (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Alucica 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, brief effort over 1f out, unable to quicken, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Comrade Cotton (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Dancing Duo 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 5l behind The Grey One (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Oct.