Unbeaten in two runs as a juvenile, BRETON ROCK also made steady progress last season and won over this trip at Doncaster and Ascot. He probably has scope for further improvement and can make a winning reappearance though Baccarat is respected as last year's Great St Wilfrid winner is just as effective over this extra furlong. Captain Ramius was only beaten a length in last month's Cammidge Trophy and also stays 7f while Bertiewhittle has been going well on the Polytrack and holds Kenny Powers on the form book, though hasn't won since 2011. Pintura only beat one home in this last year but Tariq Too has every chance at the weights and should be thereabouts if fully wound-up.
Pintura 25-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and lost place halfway, last of 12, 28l behind My Freedom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Baccarat (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Switched to stand side rail soon after start, mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 19, 9l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Bertiewhittle 5-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Chookie Royale (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Breton Rock (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) In touch, headway to chase winner 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Graphic (9-4) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft in Nov.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-5) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Mar.
Kenny Powers 6-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Chookie Royale (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Tariq Too (8-11) 9th of 15, 10l behind Eton Rifles (8-11) at Fontainebleau(FR) 6f stks sft in Nov.