HAZZARD COUNTY has a few pound to find on official ratings but Laura Pike's 5lb claim brings him into contention and the hold-up performer looks certain to get the race run to suit. A fast pace could see a few these cut each others throats as the headstrong Kakatosi took on Clockmaker at the head of affairs last time when the latter finished third to Loyalty over a mile at Lingfield. The still-improving Amitola is another who likes to lead and The Rectifier attempted to make all when placed in pattern company during the summer. The latter has the best form if he's ready for action, while Nazreef and Treadwell would also benefit from a fast pace.
Clockmaker (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Led, 3 lengths clear halfway, ridden 2f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Loyalty (9-3) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Dozy Joe 14-1 (8-9) In touch on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 9l behind Capone (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Hazzard County (USA) 28-1 (8-9) Mid-division, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Mia's Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Kakatosi 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 10, 3/4l behind Loyalty (9-3) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Nazreef 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon led, headed over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 12, 8l behind Riggins (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 11-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6l behind Lujeanie (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
The Rectifier (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Led, joined 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, heavily eased final furlong, last of 8, 42l behind Lay Time (8-8) at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Treadwell (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 6, 5l behind Oasis Dancer (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Dec.
Amitola (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Led, headed narrowly approaching 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.