LADY MALET should be opening her account here. She failed to land the odds when runner-up over C&D last week when Polar Forest was well beaten in sixth but can make amends in this company. Al Gharrafa has plenty of improving to do to figure but still makes more appeal than the more exposed Duchess Of Dreams who in turn should have the measure of Firey Sally and Shesthecaptain.
Polar Forest 20-1 (9-3) Taken to post early, very slowly away in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 10l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Lady Malet 4-7fav (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden and headed approching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Al Gharrafa 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 9l behind Khobaraa (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Duchess Of Dreams 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 10l behind Nenge Mboko (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Firey Sally (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always behind, 14th of 15, 37l behind Dubaya (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Shesthecaptain (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 12l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.