Cliffords Reprieve has had easier chances than this recently and failed and it could pay to stick with PERLACHY. He beat Atlantic Cycle at Wolverhampton last week and a hat trick looks on the cards as Ron Harris' charge has won off today's higher mark in the past. Danzoe has shown a bit more of late and a repeat of his fourth over C&D last month would see him in the mix, along with Sherjawy, who finished just behind him last time. Crimson Queen makes most appeal of the remainder.
Perlachy 18-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Yungaburra (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Danzoe (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Mack's Sister (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 12, 4l behind Estonia (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Skylla 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 5l behind Red Cape (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Sherjawy (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, soon well held, 6th of 9, 7l behind Rivas Rhapsody (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Atlantic Cycle (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Perlachy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Mi Regalo 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Triple Charm (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Too Many Questions (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Raced far side, prominent, led that side 3f out until ridden 2f out, weakened rapidly over 1f out, last of 15, 30l behind Paradise Spectre (9-7) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Crimson Queen 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 11l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Bookiesindex Boy 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, went 3rd over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Elhamri (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Black Baccara 22-1 (8-7) Led, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Punching (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Cliffords Reprieve 5-6fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Bailadeira (8-9) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.