ISHIKAWA scored over track and trip in November. Alan King's charge beat subsequent dual winner Thecornishcowboy on that occasion and a line through the latter gives her the beating of Calypso Magic who finished ahead of Sail Home over C&D three weeks ago. There's little between the latter pair on that form but Silkee Supreme still looks a shade high in the weights and Deceptive is 8lb higher than October's win at Kempton. Penbryn is a C&D winner but hasn't raced since May last year.
Deceptive 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, soon ridden, hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Fleur De La Vie (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Ishikawa (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Keen tracked leaders, quicken to lead inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Thecornishcowboy (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Understory (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Led for about 3f, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 5th of 8, 8l behind Saoi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Sail Home 10-1 (8-13) Soon led, headed over 4f out, led again 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Calypso Magic (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Penbryn (USA) 10-1 (10-6) In rear, well behind final 3f, 14th of 15, well behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Shared Moment (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Conducting (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Silkee Supreme 14-1 (8-6) Mid-division on inside, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 4l behind Whitby Jet (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Broxbourne (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden on inside over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Lady Bellatrix (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.