Menadati wasn't beaten far when fourth over a mile last time but Calypso Magic is preferred as he won over 1m2f at Lingfield recently when beating a subsequent winner. BRIDGE THAT GAP scored over the same distance but at this track in October and after going close again last time, Roger Ingram's lightly-raced five-year-old gets the nod. Beggers Belief finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when fourth here last month and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Menadati (USA) 8-1 (9-7) In rear, stayed on final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Archelao (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, not clear run on inside briefly well over 1f out, soon switched left, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Beggers Belief 12-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Bridge That Gap 3-1 (9-5) In touch, edged left over 8f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Norwegian Reward (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Missionaire (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Led, headed 9f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 10th of 12, 43l behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Herschel (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Slowly away, held up towards rear, struggling over 3f out, 11th of 13, 36l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Gower Rules (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Soon pushed along towards rear, never involved, 11th of 14, 30l behind Aegean King (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Sweet Liberta (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, headway inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Roman Senate (IRE) 10-3fav (8-13) In touch, not much room 5f out, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Kathleensluckylad (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.
Tinkerbell Will 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led after 1f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 10l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Awesome Rock (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mid-division after 2f, not clear run on inside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt and hampered start, behind, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Nowdoro 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders over 7f, tailed off, 12th of 14, 31l behind Sir Dylan (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.