CHORISTER SPORT came out second best in a battle to the line at Lingfield on his return to action and debut for Willie Jarvis. With improvement likely, he looks up to going one better and opening his account here at the chief expense of Pucon. She also finished runner-up on her latest start and should make another bold bid. Gold Falcon was unfancied for his debut at Wolverhampton but finished a creditable third and drops back a furlong today, while Graylyn Valentino had Mariannes behind when producing a better effort at this track last time and could prove best of the rest.
Aurens (IRE) One Cool Cat gelding out of Al Aqabah.
Chorister Sport (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Miriam's Song (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Delft (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Graylyn Valentino 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 12, 4l behind Moderator (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Justbookies Dotnet 11-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Pearl Rebel Cockney Rebel colt out of Lilli Marlane.
Mariannes 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 12l behind Moderator (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Pucon 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Topflight Princess (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.