Charlie Appleby won this with the high-class Hurricane Lane last year and PERSEUS WAY made a winning debut when scoring at Leicester. He may well be good enough to defy a penalty and is preferred to stablemate Walk Of Stars. Lady Hamilton is a third Godolphin runner out of a Listed winner in France while King Of Ice and The Gadget Man are likely improvers. Nahri cost a whopping 340,000gns as a foal and is a newcomer to note.
Perseus Way (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th, steady headway out wide over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Leicester 1m stks (4) hvy in Oct beating Valsad (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Another Odyssey 28-1 (9-2) Off the pace and always towards rear, 9th of 10, 18 1/4l behind Typical Woman (8-11) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (5) pol in Oct.
Juan Bermudez 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division on far rail, weakened final 2f, 8th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Wind Your Neck In (9-2) at Salisbury 1m stks (4) sft in Sep.
King Of Ice 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Cash (9-5) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Oct.
Later Darling 125-1 (9-2) Off the pace towards rear, never involved, 7th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Wind Your Neck In (9-2) at Salisbury 1m stks (4) sft in Sep.
Moonlit Warrior Sea The Moon gelding out of Claiomh Solais.
Nahri Sea The Stars colt out of Neamour.
Purple Reign (IRE) Camelot colt out of Button Up.
Storm Asset 200-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, no impression, last of 12, 21 1/4l behind Samburu (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f stks (4) gs in Oct.
The Gadget Man 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on steadily inside final furlong, went never nearer 4th close home, 4th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Wind Your Neck In (9-2) at Salisbury 1m stks (4) sft in Sep.
Togai Dubawi colt out of Danedream.
Walk Of Stars Dubawi colt out of Sound Reflection.
Lady Hamilton (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Heartily.
Ocean Ruler 20-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16 3/4l behind New Science (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f stks (5) gd in May.