Georgebernardshaw, who once won a Listed race for Aidan O'Brien, has been running so poorly that even the application of blinkers offers little encouragement. Unlimited usually runs well here, though generally over 7f, and Faithful Ruler won a similar race over that trip here in November. Lady Elsie appears to need further but this won't take much winning and she has a little bit of scope though this can go to AUTUMN BLADES, a once useful performer who has shown reasonable form since transferring to Ruth Carr and will be happier back here after a couple of runs at Southwell.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 15-2 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Bawaardi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 5l behind City Legend (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Tracked leaders and pulled hard, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Katy's Secret (8-0) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened quickly 3f out, eased 2f out, 12th of 13, 50l behind The Osteopath (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Unlimited 10-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 10l behind Dialogue (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Ravanchi 100-1 (9-1) Soon pushed along in rear, outpaced over 3f out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Community (8-7) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Dec.
Lady Elsie 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 4f out, virtually pulled final furlong, 9th of 10, well behind Marsh Warbler (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.