CLIFFORDS REPRIEVE is without a win but has improved for racing on the Polytrack and has been placed the last twice over 5f at Kempton. He'll need only a modicum of improvement in this company to open his account. Ayr winner Nafa can race off a lower mark with an apprentice on board today and she may figure, while Circuitous should be thereabouts without being good enough to win. C&D winner Rightcar looks a bigger danger as he usually runs his race at this track and it's possible we haven't yet seen the best of London Avenue as he makes his handicap debut.
Cliffords Reprieve 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Francis Albert (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Sandwith 12-1 (8-13) Close up, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Here Now And Why (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Nafa (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Riflessione (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Mosa Mine 33-1 (9-4) Led and raced keen, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 5l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Circuitous 9-2fav (9-0) Slowly away, went left start, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rightcar 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, chased leader 1f out, kept on to chase winner near finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
London Avenue (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Poppy (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 1f out, no impression after, 8th of 11, 6l behind Francis Albert (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Yungaburra (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Doctor Hilary (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Monte Cassino (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 8l behind Distant Sun (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Bertbrand 12-1 (8-9) Raced far side, outpaced, last of 15, 32l behind Fair Bunny (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear and pushed along, not much room over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden inside final, kept on, 4th of 11, 4l behind Princess Dayna (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Brian Sprout 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Francis Albert (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.