Peponi failed to give his running in a maiden race last time but his earlier second over C&D to Lockantanks gives him the beating of both Prince Of Burma and Focail Eile. She Ain't A Saint has failed to build on her promising form on the Polytrack from early last year, although she's back on a winning mark now, while recent 7f winner April Fool is upped in class today and has the worst of the draw. SATWA LAIRD finished a respectable third on his return to action at Lingfield a fortnight ago and, despite not having won for some time, David Simcock's charge gets the vote here with his placed form on the turf last season good enough to land this.
Peponi 7-4 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ariyfa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Towards rear and keen, one pace from over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 5l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Focail Eile 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Marajaa (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
She Ain't A Saint 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
April Fool 10-3fav (9-2) Made all, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Katmai River (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Satwa Laird 9-2fav (9-5) Led until halfway, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Scottish Glen (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Casual Mover (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 13l behind Perfect Cracker (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Big Bay (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Held up, never a factor, 9th of 14, 10l behind True To Form (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Chookie Avon 4-1 (9-2) Chased leadrs, challenged and carried head awkwardly from 2f out, every chance until no extra final 120 yards, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Getcarter 8-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 27l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Menadati (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Present Danger (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Community (USA) 13-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, kept on to press for moderate 3rd, 4th of 8, 6l behind Dashing Eddie (8-11) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Legal Legacy 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 4l behind Tislaam (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
John Louis 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Port Hollow (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.