These are a rather sorry-looking bunch but Solfeggio has shown some ability on a variety of surfaces and is unlikely to be far away. SUBLIMINAL has placed in three of his last four runs around here and was a winner over course and distance last March off a pound higher mark. Almost by default, he gets the nod with Luke Morris keeping the partnership intact. Padura Brave attracted market support at Kempton earlier this month but was unplaced again and that was over 1m4f. Highway One looks best of the rest.
Subliminal 9-1 (9-4) Keen raced wide, in touch, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Cwynar (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Highway One (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 3 1/4l behind Be Fair (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Fivehundredmiles (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Raced in 5th from early, pushed along before straight, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 13, 18 1/4l behind Crafty Hugo (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Solfeggio (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Bit keen, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Corked (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Ramatuelle 33-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Gerry The Glover (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Eesha's Smile (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Maqboola (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Lucky Lou (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 14, dist behind Celtic Classic (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Los Cerritos (SWI) 50-1 (9-4) Chased leaders to over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 9, dist behind Perfect Grace (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jul.
Padura Brave 9-2cfav (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Capricorn Prince (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Estibdaad (IRE) 80-1 (9-12) Prominent, driven and lost place 4f out, not much room 3f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, dist behind Contingency Fee (10-3) at Brighton 1m 2f stks (6) gf in Apr.
Lambristo (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Slow into stride, raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 13 1/4l behind Parallel World (9-7) at Southwell 7f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Savoy Brown 20-1 (8-7) Led over 3f, chased leader until 4f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Lord Howard (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fanny Chenal 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Roca Magica (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (6) pol in Jan.