The lightly-raced CLEAR PRAISE has shown good progress and won two of his last four starts both over C&D. He hasn't stopped improving yet and looks capable of winning again off his current mark. Best Trip has also been in fine form here this year and scored over the minimum trip last time, but Elhamri and Punching have been doing their recent winning on the Fibresand at Southwell. Shifting Star went close here in November and makes most appeal of the remainder on his reappearance.
Mac Gille Eoin 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and hung badly left over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 4th of 5, 4l behind Iver Bridge Lad (9-1) at Kempton 6f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Mar.
We Have A Dream 14-1 (8-13) Disputed lead at fast pace, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until no impression and lost 2nd final 100 yards, weakened to 4th close home, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Sutton Veny (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Shifting Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leading trio on rails, effort to 3rd over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sutton Veny (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Baldemar 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind R Woody (9-3) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct.
Quaroma 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 27l behind Lesson In Humility (9-7) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) fm in May '09.
Clear Praise (USA) 13-8fav (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leading duo, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ebraam (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Punching 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening when short of room 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Curtains (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Elhamri 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Jack Rackham (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Kylladdie (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.