Choice Of Destiny is going the wrong way with a couple of poor efforts since suffering a narrow-margin defeat on her debut but Masterpaver can be forgiven for not taking to the Fibresand last time and went close at Kempton before that. He should be in the firing-line but a chance is taken on JAYEFF HERRING. The latter will need to step up on his latest fourth over 7f, although breeding suggests middle-distances will bring out the best in him and he's just preferred to a similar type in Blossom Lane. John Gosden's charge is stepping up from a mile and makes more appeal than Sarlat, never in contention despite finishing runner-up here last month.
Choice Of Destiny 13-2 (9-0) Led early, chased leader for 1f, ridden and went 2nd again well over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Joohaina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Masterpaver 9-2 (9-4) Pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Big Kenny (8-9) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Jayeff Herring (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Truancy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Blossom Lane 16-1 (9-0) In rear, ran green, well beaten final 3f, 9th of 11, 11l behind Crystal Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Sarlat 33-1 (8-6) Steadied start keen in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Big Kenny (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Belle Peinture (FR) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt outpaced, never nearer, 6th of 9, 25l behind Westminster (9-5) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.