Sharaarah ran a shocker at Southwell during the week considering she'd won at the same track before that. Rivellino remains 5lb higher than when last winning though has scope for further improvement and makes more appeal than Cheworee. Jay Bee Blue never threatened from a wide-draw at Lingfield last week but is not easily dismissed and neither is recent 7f winner Al's Memory. ARCTIC FEELING was expected to finish closer than fifth here a week ago given he'd been placed behind the progressive Forest Edge over track and trip earlier. Richard Fahey's charge gets another chance in this.
Rivellino 12-1 (9-0) Raced wide mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Sharaarah (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Behind, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 13l behind Bedloe's Island (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Equitania (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Cheworee 8-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Al's Memory (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Living The Life (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Jay Bee Blue 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Commanche 20-1 (8-11) In touch, lost place well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Master Bond 7-1 (9-1) Pushed along in mid-division, ridden halfway, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Tom Sawyer (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.