A tricky start to proceedings with few of these arriving in any kind of form. First Rebellion is an exception but seems much better on an artificial surface nowadays, as does Reginald Claude. Madame Kintyre would have been the selection had this been over 5f but she struggles to stay much further and the well-treated Courageous seems to have lost his enthusiasm. ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE won off a 4lb higher mark at Goodwood in August when Cocohatchee was well behind - he could defy top weight.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 8l behind Karaka Jack (10-2) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Cocohatchee 33-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Myboyalfie (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Courageous (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 13l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Reginald Claude 12-1 (8-4) Dwelt, and outpaced towards rear, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 10, 6l behind Valdaw (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Ficelle (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Outpaced, nearest finish, 8th of 11, 4l behind Dark Lane (8-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dancing Welcome 14-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Available (9-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Maria Montez 20-1 (9-3) Held up near side, headway over 2f out, no impression when not much room over 1f out, 12th of 15, 7l behind Gypsy Rider (8-11) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Madame Kintyre 50-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 8l behind Strong Man (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
First Rebellion 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Methaaly (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) In rear, stayed on final furlong, nearest at finish, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Magical Speedfit (10-1) at Wolverhampton 6f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol in Apr.
Laugh Or Cry 25-1 (8-13) Held up, never on terms, 6th of 9, 18l behind Jonnie Skull (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, soon chasing winner, hung right under pressure over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Rise To Glory (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Imjin River (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 10l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.