Hab Reeh has already had three starts since the turn of the year but is holding his form and was only beaten a neck by M J Woodward over course and distance last week, though has rather harshly been raised 5lb since and is far from certain to confirm that form with third Miserere Mei. Veterans Yungaburra and Divertimenti could also figure but this could be RIGHTCAR's chance to shine. He is now 6lb lower than when successful at Kempton a year ago and didn't run at all badly at that track 12 days ago when given plenty to do. Duke Of Rainford has disappointed on the whole but again attracted market interest at Kempton in November and this is an equally modest heat.
Hab Reeh 15-2 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind M J Woodward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nafa (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 7l behind Liberty Ship (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Yungaburra (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chasing leaders when hampered soon after start, lost place well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Love Club 12-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Resonare (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Miserere Mei (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon chased winner, kept on and lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind M J Woodward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rightcar 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beach Candy (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) In touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Resonare (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Divertimenti (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Athaakeel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Duke of Rainford 11-2fav (9-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 12, 6l behind Brandywell Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Lowtherwood 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place over 5f out, well behind over 2f out, 11th of 12, 26l behind Tony Hollis (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Dancing Ellie Mae 66-1 (9-2) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Two In The Pink (8-7) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.