It's difficult to make a strong case for any of these but Armada Bay ran his best race so far when third in a maiden here last time and Devout was placed off this mark over 6f at Lingfield recently having gone close at the same track last month. ANNALOVA hasn't shown a great deal so far and has her first run since September but this represents a slight drop in grade and the extra furlong could bring about some improvement. She gets a tentative vote with Maypole Joe having been found wanting in a couple of sellers lately.
Maypole Joe (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 8l behind Gabrial The Boss (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Armada Bay (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Little Dolly (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Frans Hals 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 5l behind Hazza The Jazza (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Devout 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Lager Time (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Firey Sally (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Hampered start, always in rear, last of 6, 12l behind Al Gharrafa (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Annalova 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, soon pushed along, struggling from halfway, 11th of 15, 21l behind Silkelly (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Fat Bottom Girl 40-1 (8-7) Steadied start, always behind, 9th of 10, 17l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Chelsea Grey (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Flying Tempo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Jonny Wombat 100-1 (8-5) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never troubled leaders, 8th of 11, 8l behind Hazard Warning (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Jean 40-1 (8-4) Dwelt raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.