Roy The Boy is creeping closer and should be in the mix once again but a propensity for finishing second is off putting and Rossetti is preferred on his return having gone close at Chester in September. Buckland won a maiden over 6f here last month but has been beaten since in handicap company and Fluctuation's wins earlier this year all came at Southwell. On The Hoof scored over a longer trip last time and can figure but TRAVIS COUNTY looks capable of winning off his current mark judged on last month's second at Redcar and he gets the vote.
Roy The Boy (USA) 6-4fav (8-13) Broke smartly soon steadied back and switched right, headway on outer to track leader over 4f out, ridden to join leader 2f out, driven to lead and hung left inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, hd behind Stir Trader (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
April Fool 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Corporal Maddox (9-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Rossetti 9-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, ran on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Frozen Over (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Buckland (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Hometown Glory (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fluctuation (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Bold Marc (9-2) at Southwell 1m all clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Orwellian 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division and pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov.
On The Hoof 12-1 (8-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Aquilonius (9-4) by ns, 8 ran.
Travis County (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon hung right, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Nov.
Al's Memory (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mr Knightley (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Intiqaal (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 27l behind Lucky Mark (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Slewtoo 25-1 (9-2) Slowly away, headway to track leaders over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 16l behind Balti's Sister (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.