Day of Destiny was beaten less than a length when third over C&D last time with Stetson in close attendance. Both should be in the mix again but ELEGANT OPHELIA is less exposed. A runner-up at Lingfield on a couple of occasions last month, Dean Ivory's filly will appreciate this longer trip and can open her account. Scribe never looked like following up his earlier win at this track when seventh back here on Monday and the remainder make even less appeal.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Tram Express (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Full Speed (GER) 14-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along and lost place 7f out, soon in rear, last of 13, well behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Elegant Ophelia 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to take 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Stetson 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Tram Express (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Born To Perform 13-8fav (9-8) Awkwardly away, soon in touch on outside, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and every chance well over 1f out, kept on and every chance until one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind They All Laughed (8-12) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May '10.
Scribe (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon hung left under pressure, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Party Palace 33-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on to chase leading pair 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Hi Note (8-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.