Ami Li Bert won over 1m2f at Nottingham earlier when narrowly beating NEVER SAID NOTHING but the latter reversed running over a shorter trip when runner-up at Southwell last time and Jonathan Portman’s charge can confirm superiority on better terms today. Goddess Of Fire has placed without looking like winning in both subsequent starts since winning at Chelmsford while the likes of Halfacrown, Cappella Fella and Camacho Man have bits of form over shorter distances and all have a shout if lasting home.
Never Said Nothing (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Speed Dating (9-1) at Southwell 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Master Rocco (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Went left start, chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 3f out until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Colonize (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f stks (4) pol in Nov.
Arabescato 50-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Newbolt (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (4) pol in Nov.
Brown Eyes Blue (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Ridden and lost place soon after start, in rear, modest late headway, no chance, 7th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Fantasy Believer (9-7) at Kempton 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Camacho Man (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 5f out, effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Maurice Dancer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f (6) pol in Nov.
Goddess Of Fire 25-1 (8-4) Held up behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, switched outside and stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/4l behind Locked N' Loaded (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (5) pol in Nov.
Ami Li Bert (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Pushed along and outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Speed Dating (9-1) at Southwell 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Prairie Moppins (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Keen early, prominent on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Rains Of Castamere (8-12) at Lingfield 1m stks (6) pol in Nov.
Boy George 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, under pressure 3f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Bavardages (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Cappella Fella (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Schumli (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f (6) pol in Nov.
Halfacrown (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Bavardages (9-9) at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov.