It's difficult to have much confidence in any of these. General Tufto looks one to swerve after a string of placed efforts though he has the beating of Habeshia on last month's running here. Pim Street has failed to figure since winning at Wolverhampton in November and Thirsk winner Throwing Roses hasn't raced since September. ALHABAN was rated 7lb higher at this time last season and is getting steadily closer. He looks set to strike soon and gets a speculative vote.
Pim Street (USA) 10-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Tiger Reigns (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Alhaban (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Cravat (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
General Tufto 5-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon led, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sam Spade (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in May.
Habeshia 10-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 14l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Throwing Roses 16-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place halfway, rallied over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Uncle Brit (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Rosie Hall (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Raced wide, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 16l behind Miaplacidus (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Daneside (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Always behind, last of 11, 18l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Puppet Theatre (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Difficult to load in stalls, chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 14l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Bridge Valley 20-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced and taken to outside, well behind over 3f out, last of 10, 24l behind Interchoice Star (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Rosy Ryan (IRE) 66-1 (8-2) In rear, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 19l behind Moral Issue (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Excellent News (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Prominent, joined leader 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Kingaroo (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.