QUERIDO has a penalty for winning over C&D a week ago. He's scored off higher marks in the past, however, and Paddy Butler's charge looks to have another victory in him before the handicapper catches up. Very Well Red will do well to reverse latest running with the selection especially if she sets the pace once again, while Daniel Thomas was ending a long losing run when winning over 1m2f last time, but is not certain to appreciate the drop back in distance and is closely matched with Monashee Rock on earlier running.
Querido (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven and stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Very Well Red (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Renoir's Lady 5-1 (8-7) Held up in 6th on inside, ridden 2f out, weakening when edged left inside final 2f, 7th of 9, 11l behind Shared Moment (8-8) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Behind, some headway 2f out, never in contention, 11th of 15, 12l behind Michael's Nook (8-11) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Gazboolou 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 12, 7l behind Shaunas Spirit (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, good headway towards inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Regal Rave (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ragda 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Change The Subject (8-12) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Very Well Red 2-1fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Querido (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sir Ike (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway under pressre over 1f out, kept on, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Cheers (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Emerald Royal 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 6l behind Lucky Royale (8-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Ain't Talkin' 28-1 (8-7) Behind, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 5l behind Lucky Royale (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.