13:25 - MICHAEL CORLEONE (6) failed to make it to the racecourse as a two-year-old, which is something of a surprise given his pedigree, by Cacique and out of a two-year-old winner over five furlongs. Nevertheless, trainer Martyn Meade has a good record with his debutants and, while Peace Terms sets a fairly useful standard on form, it would be no surprise were a newcomer up to taking this opening leg of the Placepot, with Michael Corleone shading the vote from the Mark Johnston-trained Vale of Kent.
13:55 - VIOLA PARK (6) was knocking on the door towards the end of 2017 and might be capable of getting his head back in front here. No Approval wasn't disgraced on his first outing for new trainer David Bridgwater last week and should figure, while Bo Selecta also merits respect as a recent winner.
14:25 - MASQUERADE BLING (4) again ran creditably when fourth on her most recent outing at Lingfield, holding every chance entering the final furlong and keeping on well to be beaten just two and a half lengths. She certainly showed enough to suggest she is up to winning a race of this nature from her current mark and, with her three rivals all having questions to answer a present, Masquerade Ball rates a worthy favourite, and is taken to resume winning ways for the Neil Mulholland yard.
14:55 - TED'S BROTHER (5) has just turned 10 but is in the best heart he's been in for some time in recent weeks, so he looks the one to be with. Lazarus returned to form at Kempton last time and is feared, with Topmeup another to consider with a good-value claimer booked.
15:25 - JACK BEAR (2) was right back to his best for his new yard when winning at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago, staying on to lead over a furlong out and keeping on well. He makes most appeal with the Placepot in mind from just 3 lb higher in the weights. The Resdev Way returned to form when second at Newcastle and looks the danger.
15:55 - GEORGE DRYDEN (1) offered something to work on when a close sixth on his stable debut at Lingfield eight days ago, and is interesting in this concluding leg of the Placepot, having been dropped 2 lb for that run. Bahamian Heights is doing little wrong at present, while Classic Pursuit is respected on the back of his third at Southwell last week.
16:30 - FANTASY JUSTIFIER (7) caught the eye at Kempton last time, nearest at the finish. He's on a good mark and can take advantage in the finale. Dream Ally and Frank The Barber also have claims.