SPECIAL PEARL is put forwards ahead of the in-form Weybridge Light and Dayia. Eoghan O'Neill's runner made a satisfactory start to her career for a new trainer when beaten under two lengths into third over ten furlongs at this track just a week ago. She has plenty of stamina in her pedigree so should see out this trip well enough and she looks capable of winning races from her present mark. Weybridge Light is 19lbs higher than when winning at Tramore in October but looks capable of better yet as his latest defeat may have been due, in part, to the decision not to adopt the tactics that had worked well on his previous outing. Dayia won a Listed bumper at Sandown and looks capable of winning races on the level as well. She's on a fair mark and is an honest sort who's unlikely to be far away but Special Pearl is selected to come home in front.
Faith And Reason (USA) Evensfav (11-5) Chased winner to over 1f out, ridden and soon weakened, 4th of 11, 11l behind Laish Ya Hajar (11-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gf in Jul.
Dayia (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Behind, headway to chase leader over 3f out, no impression when switched left 1f out, ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 1l behind Master At Arms (9-6) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Potentiale (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Nobelix (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
War Anthem 33-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind Action Impact (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Graylyn Ruby (FR) 4-1 (8-11) In touch 4th, chased leaders in 3rd over 2f out, soon ridden, effort over 1f out, stayed on to close on leaders well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cape Colony (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Fourth Dimension (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway and hung right from 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Colonel Flay (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Little Carmela 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Nobelix (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Baan (USA) 12-1 (8-10) With leader, led 8f out, headed 5f out, chased leader after, driven to lead narrowly over 1f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Azabu Juban (8-6) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Special Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Vine Street (9-5) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Top Tiger 8-1 (9-3) Pulled hard mid-division, improved 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 18l behind Weybridge Light (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Weybridge Light 7-4fav (8-0) In touch, chased leader 7f out, led 5f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, driven to lead again 1f out, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Azabu Juban (8-6) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.