SWEET LIBERTA lost her maiden tag over the C&D a fortnight ago and followed up with 6lb extra in impressive fashion at Lingfield last week. She's penalised a further 6lb here but her young rider's claim is a major plus and a hat-trick beckons. Going Grey was unfortunate not to finish much closer over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last time and this step up in trip should suit but Clapped has run his last two races over 6f and this is a huge jump in trip. Bridge That Gap is just 3lb higher than when scoring here in October and wasn't too far behind the selection last time so should get closer on the revised terms.
Sweet Liberta (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Neil's Pride (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shirataki (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge and every chance 2 out, weakened final furlong, eased close home, 6th of 12, 10l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Landesherr (GER) 11-2 (9-9) In touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no threat after, 5th of 12, 10l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Going Grey (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance well inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Royal Sea (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bridge That Gap 7-2fav (9-2) Behind, headway into mid-division 6f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 14, 4l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bennelong 8-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 15l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Clapped 3-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 10l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Tidy Affair (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Handsome Molly 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Srinagar Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.