Life Of Laughter began his career with a bumper success at Huntingdon though has shown very little under Flat Rules but Waldsee does have a victory over this trip to his credit and is 6lb lower. Gower Rules has had 40 career starts, not one of them beyond 1m4f, so this smacks of desperation and the top pair can fight it out. Perfect Shot is still a maiden on the all-weather but can't go much lower in the ratings and ran well over the trip at Lingfield last month. However, this looks a good opportunity for BAAN to double his winning tally on Polytrack on his 27th start as he's run very well over the trip on his two latest starts and will be well served by his young rider's claim.
Baan (USA) 12-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Stormy Morning (10-7) at Wolverhampton 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd and pushed along 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, outpaced to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Red Current 33-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear and never on terms, 11th of 13, 29l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gower Rules (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 12l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Life Of Laughter (USA) 11-1 (8-10) Steadied start in rear, outpaced 4f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind El Bravo (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Waldsee (GER) 6-1 (9-4) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 10, 10l behind Rosie's Lady (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Sing Alana Sing 20-1 (8-6) Clipped heels and unseated rider after 1f, in a race won by Italian Riviera (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov, 9 ran.
Clonusker (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 43l behind L'Hermitage (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May '11.
Burnbrake 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Entitlement (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Supersticion 4-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 7l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Imperial Elegance 20-1 (8-3) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 33l behind Lucky Diva (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.