ARTFUL LADY has struck up a good partnership with apprentice Jordan Vaughan and the duo won over 6f at Wolverhampton last month. A close third over C&D before that, George Margarson's filly is just preferred to Rogue Reporter. The latter has been thereabouts of late without being quite good enough and it could be the same story here while Basle is another with claims on her best form of the summer. The remainder are all struggling at present and hard to fancy as a consequence.
Great Charm (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 28l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rogue Reporter (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind See The Storm (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Basle 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Community (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Hawaiian Storm 16-1 (8-3) Towards rear and keen, soon tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Arley Hall (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) hvy in Nov.
Artful Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov beating Kaylee (8-13) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Not My Choice (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 8l behind Circuitous (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Mystical Witch 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 18l behind Rockalong (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Putin (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led, headed well over 2f out, kept on and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 6l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Back For Tea (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Flavius Victor (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.