Camps Bay's frustrating run of placed efforts are off-putting and, even though he is weighted to reverse earlier form with LA ESTRELLA, he's likely to find a way of getting beat. The latter looks a safer option after scoring over C&D on his comeback from nearly two years off the track and can add to his previous four wins here. Cobo Bay produced a better effort behind Mush Mir last week but has a bit to find with the selection on these terms, while the unexposed Bullring could prove best of the remaining trio.
La Estrella (USA) 6-4fav (9-0) In touch, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs beating Camps Bay (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Cobo Bay 8-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, edged left and led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mush Mir (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Camps Bay (USA) 3-1fav (9-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Mr Plod (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bullring (FR) 100-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Odin's Raven (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Eton Fable (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led and soon clear, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon outpaced when pace quickened, rallied towards finish, last of 4, 7l behind Layla's Dancer (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up behind, driven over 4f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 14l behind Exopuntia (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.