The Lacemaker is fitted with a tongue-tie having won over track and trip recently. But she had earlier finished well behind KATH’S LUSTRE when the latter scored at Chelmsford and Richard Hughes’ filly is fancied to go close again raised only 3lb having also beaten another subsequent winner on that occasion. Velvet Morn has yet to threaten in a handicap though is less exposed than the likes of Daring Guest and Kingsley Klarion, who both won their penultimate starts but were beaten off higher marks last time. Napping’s earlier success here came on the Turf course and she remains 5lb higher in the weights.
Aguerooo (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, soon ridden, outpaced final furlong, 8th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Big Les (9-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Creek Harbour (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Slow into stride, in rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms,, last of 11, 7 1/4l behind Lethal Angel (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Velvet Morn (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 7l behind Busby (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Napping 8-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Beepeecee (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Daring Guest (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Creek Harbour (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Kingsley Klarion (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Split Down South (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Majorette 25-1 (9-4) Very slowly away, always well behind, 7th of 8, 19 3/4l behind Lydiate Lady (9-2) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) hvy in Nov.
Kath's Lustre 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Catheadans Fury (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.
The Lacemaker 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led approaching final 2f, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Dandilion (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Moveonup (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Phoenix Star (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
George Dryden (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Outpaced, last of 12, 19 3/4l behind Young Tiger (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fareeq 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Lalania (9-5) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.