SOLFILIA has faced stiff tasks in Listed company recently. This is more her level and she finished just ahead of subsequent winner Wildomar over C&D in November. The latter beat the re-opposing Noble Silk at Lingfield but there's little between that pair as they renew rivalry while Moderator can be given a chance with an apprentice's 7lb claim helping his cause. Roberto Pegasus scored at Goodwood during the summer and is worth noting back on the Flat after a couple of starts over hurdles for Alan King.
Roberto Pegasus (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in touch, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Luggers Hall (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
King Olav (UAE) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 4f out, 13th of 14, 38l behind Constant Contact (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jun '11.
Odin (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 4l behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Solfilia 25-1 (8-9) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4l behind True To Form (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Dec.
Noble Silk 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon challenged, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Wildomar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Noguchi (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Behind, headway on wide outside over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Wildomar 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating Noble Silk (9-2) by shd, 8 ran.
Moderator 10-3 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Alazan (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.