It's impossible to make a strong case for any of this bunch. Irish raider GOLAN HEIGHTS was well beaten in better company at Dundalk last time but had got within a length of the winner at the same track before that and gets the token vote. Carpentras has failed to figure in four subsequent starts since scoring at Yarmouth and Venetias Dream has reverted to her old self since finishing third over 6f here in October. Merchants Return was placed over 1m4f at this track back in September but was beaten out of sight at Lingfield last time.
Sinchiroka (FR) 16-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 12l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Carpentras 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Venetias Dream (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Towards rear, short lived effort on outer over 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Mack's Sister (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Golan Heights (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Soon mid-division, reminders from before halfway, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 11l behind Curl Cat (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Thank You Joy 28-1 (9-0) In touch, effort on outside 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind The Ducking Stool (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Cairanne 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Dandarrell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Merchants Return 7-1 (8-6) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Norfolk Sky (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
High Five Society 16-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 19l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.