Bella Ophelia completed a hat-trick at Southwell but disappointed when attempting a four-timer there and was only third to today's rival Wicked Wench from today's mark. LUPO D'ORO is still a maiden after a dozen starts but looks well enough handicapped to finally get off the mark. His close second to Pearl Secret at York in October was a good effort and his recent runs have been on ground much softer than he would prefer. He gets the vote though Judas Jo, who has competed in Sweden and France in two of her last three starts and in a Listed contest at Newmarket in the other, could well be a blot on the handicap. Signifer was conceding Bubbly Ballerina 7lb when not far behind her at Chester in September, though both still look too high in the weights, while the lightly-raced and promising O'Gorman could just need this after an absence since August.
Signifer (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leader, led narrowly over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra nearing finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Fanrouge (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
O'Gorman 11-10fav (9-6) Led, 3 lenghts clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Rent Free (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Bubbly Ballerina 11-1 (7-9) Raced wide chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Ballesteros (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Heartsong (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 19, 6l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Mister Musicmaster 50-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 5l behind Priceless Jewel (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Indian Tinker 10-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Rusty Rocket (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Judas Jo (FR) (8-10) 5th of 8, 6l behind Huma Bird (8-10) at Fontainebleau(FR) 6f 3yo stk sft in Mar.
Sandfrankskipsgo 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 22l behind Kune Kune (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Jinker Noble 6-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Kyleakin Lass 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Marygold 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 9, 16l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Red Senor (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Bella Ophelia (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Wicked Wench (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Wicked Wench 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 18, 14l behind Morocco Moon (8-11) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Lupo D'Oro (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) Raced centre, led this group, prominent, ridden and chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Jocasta Dawn (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) hvy.
Monnoyer 33-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 13, 9l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.