This bunch haven't managed a win between them so far, although Welease Bwian showed improved form when runner-up at Kempton on his latest start in October. He may have progressed further in the interim, but VILLA REIGNS looks a safer proposition. The latter has posted a couple of better efforts over C&D recently and may be up to landing this after a second here last time. Forever Janey is another recent runner-up but she was six lengths behind the winner at Southwell, while Make A Fuss could prove best of the rest reverting to sprinting after a poor effort over a mile at Kempton.
Villa Reigns 9-4fav (8-13) Went right start, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Lady Caprice (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Make A Fuss 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close 5th, pushed along on outside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mr Hendrix (9-1) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Misred Melissa (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 12l behind Pearl Diva (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Forever Janey 20-1 (8-5) Chased winner throughout, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Ishiamiracle (7-13) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Lord Buffhead 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced, headway far side 2f out, went modest 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
George Fenton 100-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 17l behind Byronic Hero (8-10) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
River Nova 25-1 (8-6) Close up 2f, soon outpaced and behind, last of 5, well behind Percythepinto (8-6) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.