The Which Doctor registered one of his rare wins over a mile here last week but is too inconsistent to have any faith in, despite dropping down a grade today. Gallantry has tumbled down the weights this year, but today's longer trip raises questions marks about him and the same comment applies to Genes Of A Dancer, who scored over a mile here in September. However, today's distance is no problem for C&D winner OCEAN OF PEACE and Kirsten Smith's claim allows him to race off a 5lb lower mark than when last successful. He gets the vote in the hope a four month lay-off has freshened him up.
The Which Doctor 20-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on gamely, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Change The Subject (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Lisahane Bog 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, effort on outside 2f out, soon driven, no impression approaching final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Mons Calpe (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Missionaire (USA) 50-1 (9-8) Always behind, 11th of 13, 18l behind Green Wadi (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Novel Dancer 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Distant Waters (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Whodunit (UAE) 25-1 (10-1) With leader, led over 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 15l behind Megalala (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Jun '10.
Abigails Angel 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Rowan Ridge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Ocean Of Peace (FR) 13-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, rallied approaching final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Sunset Boulevard (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Kassiodor (GER) 14-1 (9-13) Steadied start, pulled hard, headway to join leader after 3f until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Loch Fleet (8-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Gallantry 33-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Dichoh (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Genes Of A Dancer (AUS) 9-2 (8-12) Raced wide, chased leading pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Dazzling Begum 10-1 (9-4) In rear, effort when hampered over 3f out, some headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 21l behind Resplendent Ace (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct '10.
Dark Pegasus 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 10, 19l behind Ducal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.