Pacquita kept on well to hold off favourite COLUMBIAN ROULETTE over 1m at Southwell two weeks ago but you would expect Charlie Hills' colt to reverse the form over this extra-quarter mile and on better terms. He gets the nod ahead of Wolverhampton specialist Aramadyh and Starlight Princess, who showed she stayed the trip here last time. Frederic Chopin was only beaten half-a-length over course last month and can get involved but Big Kenny has gone up again in the weights lately, despite not winning.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, hampered and lost place over 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Anglo Irish (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Aramadyh 11-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, hung right on home bend, soon headed, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Sir Charlie Kunz (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Starlight Princess (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Swivel (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Big Kenny 7-4 (9-4) Held up in touch in 5th, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Right Of Appeal (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Frederic Chopin 4-1 (8-13) Broke well, restrained towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway under pressure over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly, nearest finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Pacquita (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Pacquita 7-2 (9-2) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hard driven over 1f out, stayed n well, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Columbian Roulette (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Appellez Baileys (FR) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Nick The Odds (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.