Edward Elgar should make a three-year-old but may need a run or two to get him to concert pitch. Tim Easterby runs three, including Southwell second Roomie, but none of the trio make much appeal and Red Pike and Royal Connoisseur disappointed on occasion last season though probably have the best overall form. CAVALLO BELLA is the only one of these with no racecourse experience but she shouldn't be short of pace and her dam won on good to soft going. She may well be good enough to make a winning start as White Rose Runner's third at Redcar last week was nothing special.
Edward Elgar 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 10l behind King Of Macedon (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Red Pike (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 23, 10l behind Ventura Mist (8-7) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf in Oct.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind City Zen (9-0) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Cavallo Bella Bertolini filly out of Crosby Millie.
Roomie 8-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Walta (8-11) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Singing Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 7l behind First Experience (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Storyline (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon switched right, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Traditionelle 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
White Rose Runner 3-1 (9-0) Led, ridden when headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Cornborough (9-2) at Redcar 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gs.