October's C&D third Green Earth is tried in a visor and should figure if the headgear has the desired effect. Zaheeb is showing signs of a revival and has a decent draw but Sunnyside Tom is only a plater nowadays and Songbird Blues invariably finds one too good. That one today may be STORM RUNNER, who had been running well in defeat prior to last month's victory at Lingfield. He's only been raised a couple of pounds and, with Graham Lee doing the steering again, can post a quick follow-up. Rapid Water is often placed but looks the pick of the remainder.
Love Pegasus (USA) 25-1 (9-13) Mid-division, driven along in 8th approaching straight, soon weakened, last of 14, 28l behind Intyre Trail (8-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun '11.
Green Earth (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, driven and chased leaders over 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Zaheeb 8-1 (9-4) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 3l behind Frognal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 15l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Miriam's Song 18-1 (8-8) Prominent, faded entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 7l behind School Fees (9-1) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Fromthestables Com (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Crius (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul '11.
Made Of More 50-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 8l behind Ishikawa (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Bitaphon (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In touch on inside, headway on inside 3f out to chase leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 23l behind No Dominion (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind Dandarrell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Songbird Blues 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, good headway over 1f out, chased winner and every chance inside final furlong, found no extra close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Watanee (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std in May.
Finlodex 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Having A Ball (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Play The Blues (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Broke well, soon held up in mid-division, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Storm Runner (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Held up in last pair, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, led final 110 yards, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Exopuntia (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rapid Water 8-1 (9-7) In touch, hard driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.