Hornbeam: Won Listed Doncaster Mile here a year ago and later Group Three- placed.
Beauchamp King: Won 1995 Racing Post Trophy here but gradual deterioration in form.
Right Wing: Fine third to Hunters Of Brora in this race last year. Talented but unreliable.
Silk St John: Winner four times last season. Suited by waiting tactics over strongly-run mile.
Captain Scott: Battled home for Lincoln Trial success at Wolverhampton. Carries a 5lb penalty but looks progressive.
Raheen: Seventh to Captain Scott at Wolverhampton. Beat 25 others over Newmarket straight mile in October. Inconsistent.
Chewit: Versatile handicapper - fourth in the Wokingham (6f) last year but stays at least seven furlongs. Trained for this race.
China Red: Determined front-runner. Well drawn for two wins at Goodwood last year.
Night Of Glass: Won six times in 1998 at minor venues. Tough and likely to be ready for this.
Temeraire: Best form when winner at Lingfield in July.
Russian Music: Second to Hornbeam in Doncaster Mile a year ago but then disappointing.
Tom Dougal: Successful at Newmarket and York last May but then trained off. Best at 1m.
Blakeset: Frustrating and has not won since two-year-old days.
Therhea: Soft-ground handicap specialist. Only one victory last season but other good efforts.
Dushanbe: Off since August but hails from a shrewd stable.
Nomore Mr Niceguy: Finished 10th when well fancied for this last year and has been running well on the all-weather.
Silca Blanka: Narrow winner on Lingfield all-weather in January but unreliable. Should be very fit.
Tertium: Fourth over track and trip last year. Inconsistent.
Kala Sunrise: Slipping down the weights but has not won since 96.
Wild Sky: Good second here a year ago and runs well in big fields. Each- way claims.
Further Outlook: Without a win since 1996 but has ability and trainer change may refresh him.
Nominator Lad: Fair handicapper but well exposed.
Super Monarch: Beat 27 at Newmarket in October. Disappointed on last all-weather start.
Conclusion: NIGHT OF GLASS was a revelation last year, winning six times, and could find more improvement. He may be a more reliable bet than Hornbeam and Right Wing but Captain Scott looks sure to go well under his small penalty. Silk St John and Wild Sky have each-way chances.Reuse content