tracked leaders, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ridden and headed towards finish
in touch, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish
dwelt towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish
close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened well over 1f out
led 1f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong
towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, nearest finish
in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong
led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra
Redemptive never threatened the winner despite finishing runner-up at Kempton a week ago while Dancing Jo has placed in both starts since scoring over 7f at the same track in October. Um Shama’s earlier success over track and trip came in a seller though she’s placed in handicaps subsequently but the less exposed WALL OF SAPPHIRE is preferred. The latter posted her best effort so far in novice company at Wolverhampton last time and Hugo Palmer’s filly is expected to show further progress now handicapping for the first time. Drummer Jack disappointed sent off favourite at Kempton last week and should be capable of better.
Wall Of Sapphire (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Princess Salamah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Dancing Jo 7-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Whelans Way (9-7) at Kempton 7f (6) pol in Nov.
Bug Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, last of 9, 11 1/2l behind Multamis (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (5) pol in Oct.
Uponastar (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 7 1/4l behind She's Got You (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
The Galla Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 3l behind London Rock (9-9) at Chelmsford City 6f (6) pol in Nov.
Red Archangel (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Debbonair (9-7) at Kempton 1m (6) pol in Dec.
Um Shama (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Close up, switched right over 2f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Seductive Moment (9-7) at Lingfield 1m (5) pol in Dec.
Drummer Jack (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Not much room start, in rear, some headway final furlong, no impression, 8th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Brains (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Patronus 40-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, under pressure over 4f out, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Anycity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Redemptive 4-1 (8-7) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 3 1/4l behind Reeth (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.