Lindoro has claims off his current mark and Vitznau looks to have finally slipped far enough down the weights to take advantage judged on his latest third over a mile here. Divine Rule has been in better form of late but is hard to win with and MATAAJIR is preferred. The latter went very close when runner-up over a shorter trip at Wolverhampton last week and the return to 7f can see Derek Shaw's charge go one better. Littlecote Lady and Do More Business could also make the frame.
Lindoro 7-2 (9-3) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Basle (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Vitznau (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, going well when not much room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Whinging Willie (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, effort 2f out to over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Divine Rule (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Travelling (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mataajir (USA) 9-4fav (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Romanticize (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Littlecote Lady 14-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, strongly challenged from 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Sextons House (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led after 1f, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, 7th of 10, 5l behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Do More Business (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Bumped start, mid-division, headway when not clear run and switched left over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Beach Candy (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Doctor Hilary 8-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 12, 12l behind Jackie Love (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Rosa Lockwood 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ioannou (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Kiss My Heart 200-1 (8-5) Chased clear leader, weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Guarda Pampa (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.