Desert Sunrise had Ovett behind when just failing to win on her handicap debut at Wolverhampton. She looks sure go close again but SEVEN OF CLUBS is preferred. The Redcar maiden winner has been competing in better company in handicaps and this looks more his level. By contrast, Sakhee's Rose won a low grade nursery at Kempton last month, with Our Sweet Art well beaten, and will find this tougher while dual handicap winner Harrogate Fair now looks high enough in the weights.
Seven Of Clubs (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind March (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct.
Ovett 10-3 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Space Artist (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Sakhee's Rose 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in rear, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead narrowly near finish, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov beating Little Miss Zuri (8-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Desert Sunrise 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Space Artist (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dumbarton Rock 4-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, slight lead until over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, 5th of 8, 7l behind Reliant Robin (9-4) at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Kodatish (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Layla's Oasis (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Betzyoucan 9-2 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, chased winner, ridden halfway, outpaced by winner over 1f out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Seemenomore (8-4) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Forceful Flame 3-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Nenge Mboko (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Harrogate Fair 5-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, no impression, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Greenery (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Our Sweet Art 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, lost place 1f out, no extra, 8th of 11, 7l behind Sakhee's Rose (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.