CHOOKIE HAMILTON is holding his form well having gone very close on a couple of occasions since scoring over C&D. He finished runner-up at Lingfield last Friday and is fancied to get the better of Gabrial's King, who also ran last week but was well beaten over 2m at Kempton. The latter had scored over C&D before that when Toughness Danon was well beaten and also has the beating of Raktiman on earlier running. Jeer won over a shorter trip at this track in between a couple of woeful efforts and is hard to predict.
Chookie Hamilton 5-2 (9-7) Slowly in to stride raced wide mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, soon slightly hampered, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cool Sky (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Toughness Danon 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and soon one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Cape Safari (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Held up, reminders 5f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Alazan (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jeer (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 14l behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Raktiman (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 7l behind Somemothersdohavem (9-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th place,lost place and towards rear over 5f out, never on terms after, 8th of 13, 9l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kingston Tiger 50-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 22l behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct '11.
Agglestone Rock 17-2 (9-5) Pulled hard in touch in rear, headway to track leaders 10f out, ridden and lost place 6f out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Irish Jugger (8-13) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.