Lothair rattled up a hat-trick last summer but was beaten three times off his new mark in the autumn. Icy Blue has more to do that at Kempton in January but Ted's Brother could be interesting after a pipe-opener on the Polytrack and Ace Master won't mind the switch back to Turf. Space War is back on a winning mark but often needs a run or two to put him straight. MEANDMYSHADOW hasn't raced since October but Alan Brown's mare is 3lb lower than when second on her reappearance over this trip at Doncaster last year and she went on to win over 6f here in June when rated another 7lb higher.
Flexible Flyer 7-2 (9-0) Awkwardly away, chased leaders in 4th and last, outpaced when switched towards far side rail over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Clement (8-11) at Salisbury 7f (5) gf in Jul.
Lothair (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 8l behind Thatcherite (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch, pushed along halfway, every chance over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, headed closing stages, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Fleckerl (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Almanack 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 11l behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always behind, 19th of 21, 37l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Meandmyshadow 17-2 (8-11) Pushed along towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 12l behind Fat Gary (9-4) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 8l behind Sakash (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ace Master 6-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind The Great Gabrial (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Feb.
Steel Stockholder 8-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 12l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-77 (4) pol in Nov.
Space War 12-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, steady headway over 2f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 7l behind Fanoos (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Marcus Caesar (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Raced wide, prominent, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out, 7th of 8, 29l behind Welliesinthewater (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (5) fbs in Mar.
Run Fat Lass Run 16-1 (8-13) Steadied start, soon in rear, ridden and behind halfway, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, last of 4, 2 3/4l behind Hot Right Now (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Icy Blue 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged 2f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on gamely and in command final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Multitask (9-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Mowhoob 8-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 23l behind Trixie Malone (8-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Loyal N Trusted 6-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Real Tigress (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden when headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 6l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-2) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.