Clear Praise has risen in the weights for a couple of placed efforts in December and his chance may have gone judged on his recent defeats. Lastkingofscotland usually tries his best but has yet to win off a mark as high as today while though Lucky Dan got the better of Holy Angel over 5f here three weeks ago it may be a different story over this extra distance. O'GORMAN is proving hard to win with but having ended last year with a couple of narrow-margin defeats, Gary Brown's charge is the speculative selection on his return with an apprentice's 7lb allowance in his favour. Peace Seeker looks best of the rest on his first start since July.
Clear Praise (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, driven and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Yeeoow (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Thirteen Shivers 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression when hung right over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 8, 5l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Tyfos 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Diamond Charlie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
O'Gorman 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Noverre To Go (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 7, 8l behind Al's Memory (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Little Garcon (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Emiratesdotcom 8-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 6l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort between horses over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Holy Angel (8-9) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Peace Seeker 10-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Minalisa (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Roy's Legacy 7-1 (9-5) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Picansort (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Holy Angel (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Slowly away, behind, no chance, 10th of 13, 10l behind Clubland (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.