Gallantry has yet to win at anything approaching today's distance, but Carlton Scroop is back on a winning mark if on a going day. Laconicos has claims on his latest second at this track, though one win in 78 starts is slightly off-putting, while Shirataki's winning run came to an end when a well beaten second last time and he's gone up another 2lb. Ivan The terrible is not certain to stay the trip, but breeding suggests another lightly-raced sort in SAWAHILL should last home and Clive Brittain's filly gets the vote to find some improvement.
Gallantry 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Kai Mook 5-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Resplendent Alpha (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Led until over 8f out, led again over 2f out, soon headed and weakened, 9th of 12, 22l behind Captain Bellamy (10-3) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Laconicos (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Now (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shirataki (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Prominent, took keen hold, chased winner over 2f out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Illustrious Forest (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Thank You Joy 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Sky High Diver (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Turbulent Priest 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until 5f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Refractor (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Sondray 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Tadabeer (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Four Steps Back 66-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Calypso Cay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Ivan The Terrible (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, effort on wide outside overe 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Beggers Belief (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Sawahill 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along 7f out, ridden and struggling 4f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Whodunit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Olimamu (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 11th of 14, 18l behind Shirataki (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.