La Sylphe won for the second time on the Fibresand at Southwell in October but never figured on her Polytrack debut last time, albeit in much better company than this. She's likely to start a short enough price today while it doesn't bode well that Just Past Andover is dropped into this grade on his first start since July. Windforpower usually runs his race and has the beating of Marmot Bay but a tentative vote goes the way of CLOCK OPERA. She failed to land the odds on her latest start but has more scope for improvement than today's opposition.
Just Past Andover (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened quickly, 6th of 8, 13l behind Grace Of Hearts (8-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Windforpower (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, challenged travelling well inside final 2f, every chance inside final furlong, kept on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Groove On (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
La Sylphe 14-1 (9-1) Led ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Rhagori Aur (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 4-1 (8-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind It's Only Business (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
Clock Opera (IRE) 8-15fav (8-5) Tracked winner, ridden and effort on ouside entering straight, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Gaelic Wizard (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Hester Street 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon detatched in rear, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Upavon (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.