DANZAN is penalised for last year’s success at Pontefract but has placed in much better company subsequently including a recent second in a conditions' race at Kempton. He’ll take the beating off a mark of 105 and one of the newcomers will need to be above average despite receiving weight. Of those, Regina Nostra makes most appeal as a sister to a couple of winners and a half-sister to others while Furze Lady is related to the smart sprinter Hoofalong.
Danzan (IRE) 6-4 (9-2) Disputed lead until led outright 2f out, edged left from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Corinthia Knight (9-2) at Kempton 6f stks (2) pol in Jan.
Silverturnstogold 66-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 15l behind Artieshow (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Furze Lady Dick Turpin filly out of Baymist.
Persian Prize (IRE) Approve filly out of Vote Early.
Regina Nostra Pivotal filly out of Regina.