Steel Stockholder has paid his way in handicaps down the years, adding to tally at Catterick (7f) in April. Possibly found race coming too soon at Newcastle 4 days later and type to bounce back after a break.
Lolita Lebron won 3 times at up to 7.5f last year. Possibly just needed run when respectable fifth on Chester reappearance earlier this month and should be spot on now. Cheekpieces replace usual hood now.
Ewell Place lost way for Robert Mills last autumn, but back on track for new yard, going down by only a neck to Postscript at Haydock on Saturday night. Claims if this doesn't come too quick on him.
New Leyf dual winner for Jeremy Gask in 2011, but drew a blank last year. Shaped as if ability intact when third to Gandalak at Newcastle for new yard in April, but failed to back it up in 3 starts since.
Unex Michelangelo took time to find form last year, ending with a pair of in-frame efforts in handicaps for John Gosden, but well beaten all 4 comeback runs for new yard. Has dropped 8 lb since last run, though.
Kuanyo is potentially well treated and type to bounce back for new yard at some point, but hasn't really shaped like a winner in waiting in his 3 starts this term.
Green Park is a versatile gelding who has some creditable efforts to his name following his last success at Chester last May, but appears to be going through the motions at present.
Paramour probably isn't entirely straightforward (doesn't always find much) but 10 lb lower than when scoring at Newmarket this time last year and will go close if first-time visor has positive effect.
Aerodynamic is capable when on-song, scoring off 3 lb higher at Nottingham last term. Slightly better signs when sixth at Beverley early last month and given short break since. Interesting.
Henry Bee came good when scoring twice last summer, but failed to fire both outings this time round and bit to prove now.
Orpsie Boy won over C&D 13 months ago but has largely struggled since, not running close to his best in 3 outings this term.
Mujaadel put up best effort in some time when winning 7.5f handicap at Beverley last month. Not in same form all 3 starts, including over C&D last time.
Kuwait Star ended 2012 on the up, landing 7f maiden/handicap at Redcar. Below form first 2 starts this term but slightly better signs when sixth at Newcastle last time and back to a winning mark now.
Running Reef has all of a sudden found some improvement, getting off mark in 7f Catterick maiden in May and following up in handicap over same trip at Musselburgh. This a better race but clearly thriving.
2. Ewell Place
Timeform view: A trappy affair in which it might be worth chancing Aerodynamic, who is now 3 lb below his last winning mark. Ewell Place is a threat if this doesn't come too soon after Haydock on Saturday, while Paramour won't be far away if reacting positively to a first-time visor.