Dozy Joe won a seller at Wolverhampton when last at the track but hasn't raced for nearly a year. Scottish Lake went close at Kempton before a below par effort over a mile at this venue and a 4lb rise doesn't bode well for Shaunas Spirit's chances after he popped-up at Kempton last month. Another Try has every chance off his current mark as he steps back up in trip, but BARBADOS BOB looks a safer option. He went close to following up a win at Southwell when narrowly beaten at Wolverhampton and makes more appeal than The Mongoose, placed in a plating race here last week.
Kakapuka 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed approaching furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind The Great Gabrial (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dozy Joe 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to press leader from over 1f out, led post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Dec '12 beating Imprimis Tagula (9-3) by ns, 8 ran.
Scottish Lake 14-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 5f out, lost place over 3f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind The Great Gabrial (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Up Tipp (8-6) by hd, 9 ran.
Another Try (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 5l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 8, 29l behind Our Ivor (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Barbados Bob (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Not much room soon after start, raced wide held up, headway 2f out, edged left and chased leader over 1f out, soon led and edged right, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
The Mongoose 16-1 (8-11) Led until over 5f out, led again over 2f out, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Four Winds (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 5l behind Emkanaat (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Specialty (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Close up 2f, soon towards rear, 8th of 10, 14l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Athletic 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 3l behind Prince Of Burma (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Nubar Boy 10-1 (9-6) Reared start, behind, hung left and carried head high from 2f out, never involved, 6th of 9, 10l behind Decent Fella (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
My Learned Friend (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Perfect Pastime (9-1) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.