Transformer had run poorly over timber before returning to the Flat in good style and scoring at Lingfield on Saturday. A penalty makes this tougher as the opposition here is stronger. Home is on a fair mark but stays extreme distances and may find this on the short side. Cabuchon however, who makes his handicap debut, ran quite well here last month before struggling on Fibresand last time. RAMORA scored over the trip at Southwell in September and is now back on the same mark. She's performed well here in the past and should give a good account at a fair price. The maiden Wasara is progressing well enough to also be considered along with Beat Route, a winner over 1m3f here last March from a 1lb higher mark.
Transformer (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, good headway on inside to lead well over 1f out, came clear final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Parhelion (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
First Smash (GER) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 17th of 18, well behind Taralga (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd in Jun '09.
My Valley (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, led after 3f, ridden and headed 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, 18th of 20, well behind Isabellareine (9-8) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gf in Jul.
Beat Route 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, lost place 1f out, 4th of 10, 12l behind Dynamic Drive (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Magnitude 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon ridden along in rear, always behind, 14th of 15, 21l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Wasara 10-3 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Maison Brillet (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Ramora (USA) 15-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind Stanley Rigby (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Chaqueta 8-1 (9-4) Raced in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Esteem Lord (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Burnbrake 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 8l behind Luck Of The Draw (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Home 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Muzo (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Cabuchon (GER) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 10, 28l behind Odin's Raven (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Beauchamp Viking 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, not clear run briefly on inside over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 14, 20l behind Delorain (8-8) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Christie 66-1 (8-2) Always in rear, last of 10, 23l behind Sula Two (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.