Poetic Choice has won over 6f at Wolverhampton but remains 7lb higher while Relation Alexander scored over track and trip in September but failed to figure subsequently. Why Not Now makes her handicap debut along with Despot and Ryan Moore's presence on the latter takes the eye. Glebe Spirit returned a losing favourite in heavy ground but better is expected back on this surface. However, TELEGRAPH is dropped in class after returning to action at Bath and she gets a tentative vote with Oisin Murphy's claim further helping her cause.
Poetic Choice 16-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 11l behind Euro Charline (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Pendo 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up, tightened up slightly when reluctant and dropped back over 3f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, not one to trust, 4th of 7, 4l behind Strategic Force (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Telegraph (IRE) 7-4 (8-11) Led until ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fear Or Favour (9-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Glebe Spirit (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 7, 5l behind Golden Spear (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Despot (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch, effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Cordite (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Relation Alexander (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 5l behind Crowdmania (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Why Not Now 25-1 (8-2) Held up in touch in 5th, pushed along and effort 2f out, outpaced by leaders went taking 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Pool House (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Movie Magic 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, last of 13, 33l behind Hoku (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) sft in Aug.