Bramshill Lass should do better back over a more suitable longer trip while Norfolk Sky and Sir Dylan are closely matched on recent running at Kempton where the former came out best. Lady Bellatrix won over C&D in October but reverted to type with a poor effort last time and Dewala is preferred as she has the beating of Neil's Pride and has gone close to winning on her last couple of starts. However, another chance goes to GUARDA PAMPA as the 115,000-euros purchase gave the impression this longer trip would suit when fourth at Kempton on her recent handicap debut.
Bramshill Lass 7-1 (9-0) Led until after 1f, tracked leader until over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Kelpie Blitz (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Guarda Pampa 8-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed over 1f out, lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Daffydowndilly (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Norfolk Sky 11-4 (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ty Gwr (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sir Dylan 9-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 11, 50l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Bellatrix 12-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Dewala 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, took narrow lead over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov.
Neil's Pride 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Tobrata (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Merchants Return 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon carried head high under pressure, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Sir Dylan (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
Bada Bing 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 21l behind No Dominion (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Midnight Bahia (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 21l behind Tobrata (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Nadia Naes (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) In rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 6th under 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 5l behind Balmont Flyer (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Guava 50-1 (8-7) Awkward and bumped start, held up in rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov.
Ececheira 66-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Princeofperfection 200-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, lost place when not much room over 3f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 32l behind Christingle (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.