Millibar is 9lb higher than when scoring over C&D in October and finished behind third-placed ITALIAN TOM back at this track last time. The latter has since gone very close at Kempton and is now back on a winning mark, Ron Harris' charge gets the vote to come out best in this. Clear Praise ran his usual game race without being good enough at Wolverhampton last time while Proper Charlie landed a lower grade sprint here back in July and is 5lb higher today. Restless Bay has also been running well in lesser company but could make the frame.
Millibar (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, keen in touch in rear, ridden halfway, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Forest Edge (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kakatosi 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Kingscroft (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Clear Praise (USA) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Forest Edge (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Italian Tom (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to take 3rd well inside final furlong, not reached front pair, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Proper Charlie 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, soon pushed along, weakened 2f out, last of 17, 17l behind Meandmyshadow (9-1) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 4l behind Roy's Legacy (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Restless Bay (IRE) 6-4fav (8-4) Dwelt in rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.