VEREINA beat Amlovi by 15 lengths over course and distance last month and was equally impressive two weeks later at Bangor. She is 12lb higher now but 5lb claimer Ross Turner is back on board so a hat-trick could be on the cards. Tennewrow could be the danger if fully wound-up but hasn’t raced since April. See Forever and Hepburn have similar absences to overcome and it’s difficult to make a case for any of the others.
Vereina 3-1fav (10-13) Behind, headway 5th, led passing omitted 3 out, clear next, easily, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (5) hvy in Nov beating Catchmeifyoucan (11-11) by 13l, 9 ran.
See Forever (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Led, jumped slightly right throughout, headed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 13, 7l behind Oscar Nomination (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Hepburn 7-1 (11-11) Hampered 1st, disputed lead to 13th, soon pushed along, lost place when ridden after 5 out, stayed on into 3rd 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 14, 14 1/4l behind Lac Sacre (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) sft in Apr.
Dharma Rain (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in last trio, headway on outside chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, never on terms after, 6th of 7, 11 1/4l behind Chetwynd Abbey (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp (6) pol in May.
Tennewrow (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Raced wide, chased leaders and keen, went 2nd 8th, led after 3 out until 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Our Rockstar (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
That's My Dubai (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Behind, outpaced halfway, rallied 4 out, headway next, never dangerous, 7th of 10, dist behind Desaray Girl (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Amlovi (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up and behind, headway going well 3 out, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Vereina (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Asking A Lot (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Delight Of Dubai (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) hvy in Nov.