The Barry Hills-trained Kenmore ran a couple of very promising races last year and is fancied to get off the mark today. Patternmaker and Monkstown Road make the most out of the remainder with experience, while Bold Desire is worth monitoring in the betting for signs of interest. The Michael Bell-trained filly is a half-sister to Irresistible, who did so well for the yard a couple of seasons ago. She has not been presented with an insurmountable task for her debut and it will be interesting to see how she fares from here. Monkstown Road ran well on his debut but was a little below par last time. The ground may have been the reason at Thirsk and it is a little early to be writing him off. He holds fair place claims. Patternmaker caught the eye in defeat at that same Thirsk meeting and will be a lot wiser to the task this time around. Alan Munro is again in the plate and the partnership look to be the biggest danger to the selection. However, Kenmore's last start at Newmarket could well prove to be a very useful piece of form, as several winners have already emerged from the race. An added factor is the flying form of the Hill's team at the moment, which bodes well for Kenmore as he bids to kick-start his three-year-old campaign in the best possible way.
Crux 33-1 Never dangerous, 8th of 11, 14l behind Namir at Thirsk 5f 3yo mdn sft.
For Life (IRE) 33-1 Dwelt, always behind far side, 18th of 22, 9l behind Caesar Beware at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (B1) gd in Sept.
Kenmore 4-1 Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 23, 1 1/2l behind Tomoohat at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (D2) sft in Oct.
Monkstown Road 7-4fav Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 13l behind Drum Dance at Thirsk 6f mdn aut stk sft.
Patternmaker (USA) 4-1 In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong to lead briefly towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Drum Dance at Thirsk 6f mdn aut stk sft.
Bold Desire Cadeaux Genereux filly, half-sister to a couple of winning sprinters.
Smokey Ridge Namid filly out of winning miler Chimere.
Gramada (IRE) 33-1 Slowly into stride, behind, shaken up over 1f out, ran on inside final furong, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Moon Bird at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn pol.