Zefooha carries a penalty for her recent win over 2m at Redcar and will find today's trip on the short side while four-time hurdles winner One For Joules may also experience the same problem. In contrast, DAZZLING VALENTINE has done her winning so far over shorter distances though her two-length defeat over today's trip at Lingfield in November suggests she's worth risking off an 8lb lower mark. The Blue Dog never figured over C&D last time having gone up 6lb for her earlier win at Kempton and the returning Reillys Daughter may prove a bigger threat.
Amana (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Dancing Primo (8-7) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Zefooha (FR) 4-1 (9-10) Chased leader, led on bit over 2f out, clear over 1f out, hard held and eased final furlong, won at Redcar 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Dan's Heir (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Pandorica 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 11l behind Tappanappa (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
One For Joules (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Dazzling Valentine 6-5fav (8-7) Held up in last pair, pushed along over 3f out, headway on inside well over 1f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Red Somerset (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Maid Of Meft (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 66-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 18l behind Aerodynamic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Reillys Daughter 7-2 (7-12) Slowly into stride, early reminders, in touch after 2f, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Comedy Act (9-6) at Warwick 1m 5f clm stks (6) gf in Oct.