EL LIBERTADOR is back on a winning mark and ran well behind the progressive Mutual Regard last time with Rodrigo De Freitas well beaten. He gets the vote in this. Tyrur Ted returned from over two years off the track with a decent effort over 1m2f here and should go well while Irish raider Mondego is not out of this as he won twice on the Polytrack for trainer George Baker back in 2009. Herschel could get involved if at his best after a spell over hurdles and Comedy House can make the frame off his current mark.
Comedy House 6-1 (9-11) Towards rear on inside, hampered inside final 3f, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 8l behind Italian Riviera (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
El Libertador (USA) 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Mutual Regard (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Lady Barastar (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 8l behind Ishikawa (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Mutual Regard (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Tyrur Ted 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Fashion Flow 40-1 (9-1) Behind most of way, never on terms, 7th of 9, 21l behind Guest of Honour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Mondego (GER) 20-1 (9-4) Waited with, kept on same pace from 2f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Llamadas 33-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leader 4f, chased leaders, went 2nd again on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 26l behind Italian Riviera (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Herschel (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt and slightly hampered leaving stalls, soon recovered and close up, went 2nd over 8f out, ridden to challenge and every chance 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, 3rd and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Cantor (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Dane Cottage 8-1 (9-1) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 20l behind Fascinating (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '11.
Rajeh (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, 7th of 10, 22l behind Honest Deal (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Life Of Laughter (USA) 25-1 (10-0) Disputed 2nd, lost place over 4f out, behind final 2f, 9th of 10, 50l behind New Youmzain (8-11) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 5-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on, 5th of 14, 5l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sinchiroka (FR) 100-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, behind and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 11, 18l behind Balti's Sister (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.