Neither of the newcomers would need to be anything special to make a winning start. However, WHALEWEIGH STATION has been competing at a much higher level and, though disappointing since last season's form in Group company, he won't get many better opportunities. Eleusis couldn't get to Camanche Grey at Warwick and the winner has been beaten in a seller so Normanna looks the main threat. She hasn't raced since a beaten favourite at Kempton in December which could be a problem, but if ready for this should give the selection a race.
Swilken 12-1 (9-5) Pulled hard tracking leading pair on inside, lost 3rd 4f out, unable to quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Redkirk (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Whaleweigh Station 25-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 7l behind Royal Seal (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Eleusis 10-11fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Camanche Grey (9-5) at Warwick 5f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jul.
Normanna (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Reimpose (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Saved My Bacon (IRE) Camacho filly out of Sally Green.
Tilsworth Annalisa Observatory filly out of Tilsworth Charlie.