Plenty with a chance in this but it could pay to stick with FAITHFUL RULER as he bids for a hat trick. He's won his last two starts here under today's apprentice and today's rival Yourinthewill has subsequently boosted the form with a victory of his own. The latter finished ahead of Honey Of A Kitten last time with Platinum well beaten while better is expected from Refreshestheparts dropping back in distance. One Way Or Another landed a double in plating company last month and is another to consider.
Platinum (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer, soon went 2nd until over 3f out, quickly lost place, last of 7, 22l behind Hurricane Spirit (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Refreshestheparts (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, in rear over 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 8l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-2 (8-11) Held up last, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd final 100 yards and closed on leading duo but always held, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Mafi (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Strove For Gold (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 13, 12l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Jordaura 11-4 (9-10) Held up in rear, chased leading pair 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Activate (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 9-4fav (9-5) In rear, headway after 3f, close up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, last of 6, 2 1/4l behind The Mongoose (9-5) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Yourinthewill (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Hurricane Spirit (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leader until over 5f out, remained in close 3rd, left in lead over 3f out, narrowly headed well over 1f out, rallied to lead again well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol beating For Shia And Lula (9-0) by 1/2l, 4 ran.