None of these inspire confidence and a purely speculative vote goes to CHEYENNE RED. He scored over C&D in January and could go close again after defeats in an amateur company and on the Fibresand since. Little Perisher had Avonlini behind when going close here earlier and was caught inside the final furlong when runner-up at Kempton last time, while Mr Skipiton continues to slip down the weights and Bonnie Prince Blue has been placed at Southwell recently.
Bonnie Prince Blue 11-2 (8-11) Soon outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Silly Billy (8-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Yanza 16-1 (7-12) Chased leaders 3f, 7th of 9, 8l behind Total Impact (8-9) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec '09.
Mr Skipiton (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 4l behind Lady Mango (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Gallos Secret (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Dwelt, always behind, eased when beaten, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Indian Landing (9-7) at Sligo 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Avonlini 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and narrowly headed over 1f out, stayed pressing until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Little Perisher 14-1 (9-2) Ridden to lead, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held on well for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Avon Light 22-1 (9-2) Led, took keen hold, ridden and headed over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 11, 5l behind Odd Ball (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sabys Gem (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Tamino (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Indian Dumaani 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 26l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Littleportnbrandy (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Odd Ball (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden to close inside 2f out, every chance briefly over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind All About You (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.