Adamaris travels over from Ireland with every chance on his recent form over a mile at Dundalk while Dark Phoenix has been raised 3lb for winning over the same trip at Kempton. Nikolayeva is another upped in distance along with the handicap debutants Mabre and Good Try but another chance goes to HALFACROWN. He lost a shoe when disappointing over track and trip last week but had placed here before that with Arabescato and Never Said Nothing behind and may prove good enough in an open contest.
Mabre (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind National Anthem (10-0) at Southwell 6f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Dark Phoenix (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Fair Warning (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Never Said Nothing (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Raced keenly, led until over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, last of 11, 26 3/4l behind Goddess Of Fire (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Dec.
Adamaris (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Soon raced in 11th, headway and switched right 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong without quite reaching winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Enchanted One (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Good Try 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Phuket Power (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Nikolayeva 11-4 (8-2) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, switched inside and rallied into 3rd inside final furlong, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Isobar Wind (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Eloquent Poet (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Pink Jazz (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Arabescato 10-1 (9-3) Pushed along early, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, switched right and stayed on towards finish, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Goddess Of Fire (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol in Dec.
Calamity May 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 8 1/4l behind River Song (9-0) at Lingfield 1m stks (6) pol in Jan.
Dame Rapide (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, never involved, 7th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Pink Jazz (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Halfacrown (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 9, 9 3/4l behind Bee Able (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Dame Denali 10-1 (8-4) Outpaced, never a factor, 6th of 8, 25 1/4l behind Palazzo (9-10) at Southwell 1m stks (6) pol in Jan.
Saracen Star 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous, last of 7, 7 1/4l behind St Just (8-13) at Lingfield 1m (5) pol in Dec.