If Greyside can repeat his debut run he would be a major player here, but a safer option could be Tirailleur, with Anchors Away also expected to be involved in the finish. The selection is very consistent in this type of company and put in solid effort when runner up to Andrea Gale here last time. This shorter trip will not be a problem and she should be there or thereabouts. Greyside disappointed a little last time behind Archimboldo, dropping away very tamely in the closing stages. If that wasn't just a blip he should be in the firing line. Anchors Away earned top-weight with some good efforts last season and although possibly in the handicappers grip he should still play a major part. That's Racing is another that could go well at a big price, but Tirailleur looks the most reliable here and she gets our vote.
Anchors Away 16-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 3 out, outpaced next, 6th of 20, 20l behind Accordello (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Truckle 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear, weakened halfway, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Seymar Lad (11-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Feb, 19 ran.
Red Cedar (USA) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 3 out, ridden approaching next, headed approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Nounou (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in May.
Double Deputy (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 7th, 10th of 18, well behind Reel Charmer (10-2) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Greyside (USA) 7-2 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 20l behind Archimboldo (10-8) at Haydock 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Tirailleur (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, led next, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Andrea Gale (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Dantor 40-1 (10-6) Held up, headway 5th, ridden to chase leaders 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 17, 18l behind Caulkleys Bank (11-12) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Lawood (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Held up, ridden 7th, soon struggling, 9th of 11, 35l behind Chilly Milly (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Oct.
Clichy 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 49l behind Fenney Spring (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl (F) gs in Jun '05.
Falcon's Tribute (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, 10th of 11, well behind Manhattan Boy (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Stoneriggs Merc (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Mid-division, took closer order 8th, led 11th, headed 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Heartstopper (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs in May.
That's Racing 20-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 11th of 20, 42l behind Classic Rock (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Explode 33-1 (10-0) 5th when fell 5 out in race won by Caulkleys Bank (11-12) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 17 ran.