In his long career, HAMOODY has dropped into plating class three times and won twice. He's also won several claimers, including here in December, and official ratings have him well clear. Drawnfromthepast has also won numerous claimers in his 14-victory career though he hasn't been at his best since early last year when completing a hat-trick. Alhaarth Beauty has only won once, on fast ground at Yarmouth last June, but this is her first start at this lowly level and she should get into the frame. Belle Bayardo has already run twice this month and performed with credit in handicaps so he looks best of the remainder.
Hamoody (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Held up in touch on outside, outpaced and wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 8, 7l behind Kuanyao (8-11) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, switched right and held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home and almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Time Medicean (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 3-1 (8-4) Dwelt and squeezed out start, in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Kuanyao (8-10) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Waterloo Dock 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Alhaarth Beauty (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 8l behind Interception (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Brean Splash Susie 33-1 (8-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Desert Colours (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Charleys Angel 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outside, shaken up 2f out, stayed on same pace but no impression, 5th of 10, 6l behind Alumina (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.