Storm Runner finally opened his account in an apprentice race over a mile here a week ago and should figure once again as he's a winner without a penalty. Ereka and Fluctuation have both been threatening to score of late, but still look a shade high in the weights and Cut The Cackle makes more appeal as she's gone close recently and has won off higher marks in the past. The least exposed horse in the field is BINT ELNADIM and even though she finished a well beaten second at Wolverhampton last time, it was good enough form to give her decent claims on her handicap debut.
Love Nest 9-2 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced when not much room on inside over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Gallantry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Bint Elnadim (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Chokidar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Granny Anne (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 4l behind Minortransgression (10-10) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt in touch, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Bold Ring (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Cheers 20-1 (9-2) Held up, struggling over 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 9, 9l behind Silver Wind (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Do More Business (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Held up in last trio, switched right entering final 3f, driven and no impression on outside well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 5l behind Ridgeway Sapphire (8-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Fluctuation (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden on outside well over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Aerodynamic (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 8th of 13, 6l behind Charlietoo (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Ereka (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tarcked leaders, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression with winner final 110 yards, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Storm Runner (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway and not much roon on inner over 2f out, kept on to lead final 50 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Shaunas Spirit (8-4) by ns, 14 ran.
Lennoxwood (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Rileys Crane 40-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 6l behind Trip Switch (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Clerical (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Behind on outside, outpaced 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Royale (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Jackie Love (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Raced keenly in touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Daruband (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.