THE ABSENT MARE came in for some support at Lingfield last time but wasn't quite good enough when fourth to Nashville. The C&D winner is given another chance today ahead of the in-form Six of Clubs. The latter has won two of his last three starts and should be in the firing-line again while Vimiero is another with a shout after his latest second over a shorter trip here to Thecornishcockney, who has won again since.
Call It On (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Gordonsville (9-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Vimiero (USA) 5-1 (9-11) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Rosewood Lad 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, went 3rd 10f out until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 37l behind Ministerofinterior (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Six of Clubs 7-2fav (9-12) Slowly away held up, headway 3f out, went 2nd on bit over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Perfect Shot (8-10) by 2l, 11 ran.
The Absent Mare 6-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Nashville (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Golden Future 33-1 (9-1) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 22l behind The Baronet (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Born To Perform 13-8fav (9-8) Awkwardly away, soon in touch on outside, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and every chance well over 1f out, kept on and every chance until one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind They All Laughed (8-12) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May '10.