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Prediction: 1st Appyjack, 2nd Meglio Ancora, 3rd Katmai River
Zavier (FR) 447
b g Shamardal-Zarkiyna (Sendawar)
9 - 6
Yet to place in four starts. Finished 8l behind Hoppy's Flyer when sixth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Catterick over 7f (good to firm) in September last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with M Johnston.
Pendle Lady (IRE) 13
b f Chineur-Rose Of Battle (Averti)
9 - 6 e/s
A winner at 6f, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 7l behind Rafaaf when sixth of 12 at 33-1 on her latest outing here over 7f last month.
Ellaal (GB) 10
b g Oasis Dream-Capistrano Day (Diesis)
9 - 5
A winner at 7f, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 7l behind Litmus when fifth of 12 at 50-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance earlier this month.
Stanlow (GB) 44
b g Invincible Spirit-Ghazal (Gone West)
9 - 4
Unplaced in all three starts. Finished 14l behind Triple Chocolate when sixth of 8 at 66-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 7f in October. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with J T Stimpson.
Tony Hollis (GB) 98
b g Antonius Pius-Seasons Parks (Desert Prince)
9 - 4 t 1
Successful at 7f and 1m. Beaten 14l behind Lothair at 16-1 when 14th of 15 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 6f (good to soft) in September. He is wearing a tongue-tie for the first time. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Mrs K J Tutty.
Classy Trick (USA) 209
b g Hat Trick-Classiest Gem (Dehere)
9 - 4 p 1
Placed in three of ten starts. Beaten 12l behind Krupskaya at 25-1 when eighth of 14 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 1m (soft) in May. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with R A Fahey.
Meglio Ancora (GB) 16
ch g Best Of The Bests-May Fox (Zilzal)
9 - 3 p t
He has won three times from 6f to 1m 1f including a win on polytrack. Third of 11 behind Boris The Bold beaten 3 1/2l at 20-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m last month.
Vegas Belle (GB) 10
b f Misu Bond-Bond Casino (Kyllachy)
9 - 2
Placed once in six starts. Finished 8l behind Litmus when sixth of 12 at 66-1 on her latest outing over this course and distance earlier this month.
Stoneacre Oskar (GB) 17
b f Echo Of Light-Keidas (Lomitas)
9 - 2
A winner at 6f. Finished 13l behind Be Royale when sixth of 11 at 20-1 on her latest outing over this course and distance last month.
Tornado Battle (GB) 17
b g War Chant-Child Bride (Coronados Quest)
9 - 2
Placed twice in 11 starts. Finished 20l behind Better Value when last of 6 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Southwell over 1m last month.
Appyjack (GB) 16
b g Royal Applause-Petrikov (In The Wings)
9 - 2 t
He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on polytrack, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 14l behind Boris The Bold at 7-2 when 9th of 11 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m last month.
Katmai River (IRE) 16
b g Choisir-Katavi (Stravinsky)
9 - 2 v
Winner of six races at 7f including 2 wins on polytrack. Finished 6l behind Boris The Bold when fourth of 11 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m last month.
Arte Del Calcio (GB) 23
b g Manduro-Movie Queen (Danehill)
9 - 2
A winner at 1m 1f. Beaten 7l behind Squirrel Wood at 33-1 when 9th of 12 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m last month.
Forecast Prices: Appyjack 6/1, Zavier 13/2, Tony Hollis 14/1, Stanlow 16/1, Tornado Battle 8/1, Meglio Ancora 7/2, Katmai River 9/2, Ellaal 14/1, Pendle Lady 14/1, Vegas Belle 16/1, Classy Trick 16/1, Stoneacre Oskar 16/1, Arte Del Calcio 25/1
Last Year's Race: Big Sylv, 3, 9 3, David Probert, 5/1, J W Unett, 10 ran