Bavarian Princess has claims on her best form here but should have done a lot better when sent off favourite over C&D on her return from a lay-off. With that in mind, DANCING WELCOME makes more appeal as she's been in terrific form this year winning twice over 6f here last month and has three previous wins to her credit over today's extra furlong. Qeethaara's winning form at Kempton isn't as strong as the selection's, but Fedora has claims if back to form after a rare below par effort last time. Meia Noite was engaged to run at Southwell yesterday.
Dancing Welcome 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Night Trade (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bavarian Princess (USA) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, eased, 9th of 11, 14l behind Hawk Moth (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Qeethaara (USA) 11-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 3f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Rezwaan (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Meia Noite 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, switched left and ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Belinsky (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Fedora (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Always behind, never a factor, last of 12, 20l behind Garstang (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.