Jermatt was only beaten a nose last time but that was on the Fibresand at Southwell and he's drawn out wide today. Funcheon Vale's latest placed figure is flattering as she was beaten over six lengths and Saunta is a headstrong filly who needs to settle better if she's to have a say in proceedings. Irish raider STEELY GRACE has a tough task on the face of it having her first start since May but her earlier form is the best on offer and she's been dropped 4lb since. Mick Halford's filly gets the speculative vote with the remainder having shown little so far.
Island Express (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) Slow into stride, outpaced, 9th of 12, 9l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Jermatt 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed post, 2nd of 12, ns behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Resonare 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away and behind, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 15l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Desert Spree 50-1 (8-12) In rear, lost touch 4f out, last of 6, 20l behind Angel Way (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f mdn auc stks (6) sft in Sep.
Flumps 25-1 (8-12) Slowly away in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 7l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Funcheon Vale (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Alaskan Bullet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Georgian Silver 40-1 (8-8) Led narrowly, headed 3f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 16l behind Beachwood Bay (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Guilietta Girl (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, ridden and chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lady Libby Lamb 100-1 (8-13) Tracked leader and keen, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 43l behind Kenny Powers (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Miss Bunter 12-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, still every chance until no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Quan (9-3) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Saunta 14-1 (8-12) Pulled hard chased leading trio, not clear run and switched right 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Buckland (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Steely Grace (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders on far side, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 5l behind Queen Grace (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gd in May.
Stoneacre Hull (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 11l behind Living Leader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.