Multiple course and distance winner, Royal Holiday still looks too high in the weights and found Peter's Friend too good here in October. But the latter is also in the handicapper's grip now judged on a couple of subsequent efforts. DANDARRELL steps up a grade after scoring over track and trip last time but he won by nine lengths on that occasion and Julie Camacho's charge is taken to follow-up in this. On The Cusp won a less competitive affair here in November and went close again over a longer trip on his latest start.
Red Art (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) With leader, hard driven over 3f out, soon under pressure, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 21, 6l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Waverunner 11-4 (9-7) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, plugged on, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Returntobrecongill (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, hard driven over when headed over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 14l behind Fleckerl (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Behind and outpaced, 8th of 12, 4l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Peter's Friend 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Tatting (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Dandarrell 5-2fav (9-4) In touch, headway to track leaders over 3f out, shaken up to lead entering final 2f, ridden clear final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Flying Applause (8-2) by 9l, 8 ran.
On The Cusp (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Led after 1f and set strong pace, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, driven and rallied towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Auden (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f (6) fbs in Dec.