Peponi has been running well without looking like winning in handicaps of late and drops back into this company in search of that elusive first win. Unfortunately for him, Irish import ARIYFA has also turned up. She finished runner-up at Dundalk on her last two outings for Mick Halford, finding only the Ballydoyle-trained Justification too good last time, and should be opening her account for new connections here. Chasin' Rainbows could prove the best of the remainder on her third at Kempton last month.
Northern Genes (AUS) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Saharia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Peponi 13-2 (9-6) Mid-division, effort 2f out, looked held when hampered 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Mazamorra (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Asleep In Penn 22-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 17, 22l behind Up To Something (10-7) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs.
Dubonny 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Fortunelini 100-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind until ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3l behind Prodigality (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Wing N Prayer (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up well in rear, some headway on outside 1f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 17l behind Prime Circle (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Ariyfa (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Justification (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Chasin' Rainbows 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 25l behind Ocean Bay (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Ponte Di Rosa 66-1 (9-1) Always in rear, eased when no chance final 2f, last of 13, 36l behind Ree's Rascal (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.