Danny Ocean remains 7lb higher than when winning at Nottingham in October so a chance is taken BROKEN RIFLE stays this extra furlong. The latter finished a close-up second over 6f at Chepstow on his handicap debut, despite losing a cheekpiece, and an apprentice’s 7lb allowance further helps his cause. Several go handicapping for the first time and may improve as a consequence. That list includes Kohoof, Hello Baileys and Maysong while Ruby Power was placed at Lingfield a week ago but is upped in class for this.
Danny Ocean (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression with leaders, 5th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Dulas (9-2) at Newcastle 6f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Broken Rifle 9-4 (9-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, challenged over 4f out, led 2f out, soon lost one cheek piece, headed over 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Music Therapist (9-10) at Chepstow 6f (5) gd in Sep.
Hello Baileys 7-2 (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Odyssey Girl (9-5) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Maysong 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dick Datchery (9-5) at Ayr 6f stks (5) gs in Jul.
Sky Vega (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Close up, pushed along 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Island Storm (9-7) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Rajguru 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 11 1/2l behind Dance Fever (9-11) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Nov.
Kohoof 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, switched right to challenge over 1f out, never a threat, 3rd of 12, 8 3/4l behind The Perfect Crown (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ruby Power (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 12, 1/4l behind Go Well Spicy (9-9) at Lingfield 7f (6) pol in Dec.
Magical Force 9-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Speed Merchant (9-5) at Kempton 7f (6) pol in Nov.