AMANTIUS is making rapid progress. A winner here in September, he romped home off a 10lb higher mark over course and distance last week and is the one to beat despite carrying a penalty. Irish raider Indian Scout is twice a winner at Dundalk but hasn't raced since last year while his compatriot Echua drops back in distance having gone close over 2m at Kempton recently. Dubara Reef has also been placed over longer trips of late and Point of Control is on a handy mark if back to her best.
Amantius 11-8fav (9-3) Ridden briefly leaving stalls, held up, headway going strongly over 3f out, led on bit 2f out, clear over 1f out, hard held, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Goodlukin Lucy (8-10) by 9l, 7 ran.
Bethan 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, no impression after, 7th of 12, 9l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Indian Scout 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened straight, 12th of 14, 17l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Kingscombe (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Bobs Her Uncle (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Echua (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Prominent, not much room over 2f out, soon challenging, driven over 1f out, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Mr Burbidge (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Broke well, led, reminders over 9f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Toughness Danon (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Point of Control 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Luckster (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Jackaddock 50-1 (8-10) Towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 10l behind Lady Of Yue (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Evermore (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Behind, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, brief effrt on inside 2f out, soon driven and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cape Crossing (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Impeccability 6-1 (8-12) Led 2f, tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Scepticism (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.