Sorbet has shown ability but doesn’t have much in the way of pace so may not be suited by this quick surface. AURELLO was easy to back and not given a hard time on her debut at Bangor, though was still in contention turning for home. Richard Johnson rides again and the five-year-old can show the necessary improvement to beat course and distance fourth Fatima Blush and Alan King’s Lucarno newcomer Burren Walk, who is a sister to the versatile Persian Delight.
Aurello 20-1 (10-12) Held up, headway over 6f out, chased leaders opver 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Catch The Swallows (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f (5) gs in Jan.
Confey (IRE) Morozov M out of Barbereilla.
Fatima Blush 18-1 (10-10) With leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 9 1/2l behind Giving Back (11-3) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Nov.
Burren Walk Lucarno filly out of Persian Walk.
Libbretta 125-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, weakened quickly 3f out, 13th of 16, dist behind Cascova (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f (5) gd in Nov.
Parisian Affair 9-1 (10-12) Led and set steady pace, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 29 3/4l behind Who What When (10-12) at Newbury 1m 5f fll (5) sft in Dec.
Sorbet 5-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, switched right over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Subway Surf (11-2) at Ludlow 2m (4) gs in Jan.
Tops No 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders 3f out, edged left and weakened 2f out, 6th of 12, 13 1/2l behind Who What When (10-12) at Newbury 1m 5f fll (5) sft in Dec.
Tybielass 33-1 (10-0) Pulled hard in mid-division, saddle slipped over 6f out, soon eased, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Jelski (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m (5) sft in Jan.