PALE ORCHID has much the best form with a couple of placed efforts on the Polytrack since joining David Evans. She looks to have an easier opportunity to open her account here and is likely to be a short price do so. Magilini has a bit to find with the selection on the evidence of her debut second at Wolverhampton, though there's every chance she will step up on that effort here. She looks the chief danger as it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder on what they've shown to date with Papageno possibly the best of them.
Papageno 11-1 (8-9) Prominent, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Francis Albert (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Pill Boy 100-1 (9-3) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 20l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fifth Auntie 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 15l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lady Royal Oak (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Slowly away, rapid headway to lead after 2f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 5l behind Wreningham (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Miakora 40-1 (8-12) Reared start, soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 21l behind Sketchy Evidence (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Magilini (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Dwelt soon close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Hey Fiddle Fiddle (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway on inside to 2nd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no real impression, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Hurry Up George (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.