Novalist won twice over track and trip in December but the front-runner may find himself setting this up for QUEEN OF SKIES. The latter took up the running 3f from home to score over over a mile here last time and this shorter trip shouldn't be a problem. But Amenable may not be suited by today's distance after winning over 6f here last week while Interchoice Star faces much tougher opposition than he beat over course and distance last time. Pat's Legacy is another to consider but has done all his winning so far over longer trips.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs in Dec beating Heavens Eyes (8-10) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Amenable (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Made all, shaken up well over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, ran on and in command towards finish, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Spitfire (9-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Interchoice Star 4-1fav (9-6) In touch, headway 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Dec beating Sea Whisper (8-12) by 5l, 13 ran.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Major Rowan (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Cadeaux Pearl 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, carried wide over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Red Tide (9-6) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Great Demeanor (USA) 100-1 (8-10) Dwelt, outpaced over 3f out, last of 12, 17l behind Meandmyshadow (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Novalist 9-2 (9-4) Broke well, soon steadied to track leaders, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, 6th of 8, 19l behind Sooqaan (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Llyrical 33-1 (8-12) Pulled hard towards rear, pushed along well over 2f out, some progress over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never on terms, 10th of 13, 12l behind Time Square (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.