None of these inspire confidence, but DAY STAR LAD has been placed in his last three starts at this track and may be good enough in this company. Collateral form taken from his recent third over track and trip gives him the beating of Tortoise, who suffered a narrow defeat at Kempton last time. Application has plenty to find with the selection and Vosne Romanee may prove a bigger threat having finished a bit closer when fifth over 7f here in November. Deano's Devil has yet to get involved but Previous Acclaim has tumbled down the weights in a relatively short space of time and may do better stepping up in trip.
Day Star Lad 8-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Pacquita (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Sunningdale Rose (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 12l behind My My My Diliza (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Deano's Devil (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Pactolus (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Previous Acclaim (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Soon outpaced, ridden and struggling halfway, never on terms, last of 5, 13l behind Argent Touch (8-0) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Solent Lad (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 10l behind Frankthetank (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Vosne Romanee 16-1 (8-9) Slow into stride held up, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 7l behind Stoney Quine (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Tortoise 16-1 (8-12) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and just held near finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Royal Bushida (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
The Moat Field (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, ridden edged left one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Spreadable (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Streethowlingmama (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Took keen hold chasing leader until ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, last of 8, 16l behind Diffident Beats (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Emerald Breeze (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, last of 11, 32l behind Simple Magic (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Beastfromtheeast 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Nick The Odds (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Application 50-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, headway over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Pacquita (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Mavree (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Spreadable (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.