Dusk has the highest rating of those to have earned one and he has to be respected but after 15 career starts he has had plenty of chances and looks best watched in a race taken to go to EIGHTEENFIFTY, who gets the vote with One Zero rated the best of the rest. The selection has shown a decent level of form in National Hunt flat races with a win at Market Rasen on his debut and fair efforts when finding just one too good in two subsequent starts. Nicky Henderson's team remains in good form and the son of Hernando looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to open his account on the level under flat racing rules. Willie Muir's son of Sadler's Wells, Waldorf, should do better now stepped up in trip but he needs to, while Brian Ellison's Rosko has been well beaten in two starts in bumpers so far. Mick Quinlan's Irish import One Zero has shown ability but Eighteenfifty looks the clear pick and is hard to oppose.
Eighteenfifty 8-13fav (11-11) Held up, headway 7f out, led 3f out, hard ridden, out battled, headed close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Like Minded (11-4) at Lingfield 2m nhf (6) pol in Nov (N.Hunt).
Marieschi (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden halfway, some late headway, 6th of 14, 12l behind Capal Dubh Alainn (9-4) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Rosko 5-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 4th of 9, 19l behind Meridian City (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m nhf (5) gd in Dec (N.Hunt).
Dusk 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, every chance, no extra final 100 yards and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Quite A Fella (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stk (5) pol in Jan.
Nomadic Warrior 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place from 4f out, soon well behind, 11th of 13, 24l behind Darksideofthemoon (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 6f mdn stk (5) gd in Aug.
Sugar State 66-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 24l behind Brouhaha (9-4) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn stk (5) pol in Jan.
Waldorf (IRE) 5-2jt-fav (9-3) Close up, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 16l behind Watson's Bay (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn stk (5) pol in Jan.
Wray Castle (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) With leaders, hard ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 18, 17l behind Zazamix (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) sft in Jan (N.Hunt).
Follow The Dream 25-1 (11-2) Soon led, headed 5f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, well behind Gilwen Glory (10-13) at Taunton 2m 1f mrs nhf (5) gs in Jan (N.Hunt).
Johnston's Baby (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Blacktoft (8-9) at W'hampton 1m 1f clm (6) std.
One Zero (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Steadied start, pulled hard, tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led over 3f out, 2nd over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Quite A Fella (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stk (5) pol in Jan.