PEARL REBEL won at the first time of asking when scoring over 6f here last month. This extra furlong looks sure to suit and Stuart Williams' colt makes more appeal than the other recent winner Chambles. The latter was also victorious over 6f last time, but her earlier attempts over today's trip don't boost confidence. Leenavesta looked to have an easier chance when sent off favourite here last week but disappointed, while Chapellerie has been unable to reproduce her earlier form on the turf in a couple of starts on Polytrack.
Pearl Rebel 15-8 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Aurens (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bareback (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Zimira (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Chapellerie (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Bumped start, pulled hard in mid-division, under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bronze Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Leenavesta (USA) 9-4fav (9-4) Went left start, with leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Oratorian (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jawking 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in rear, never a factor, last of 8, 13l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Words Come Easy 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Slewtoo (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Tenbridge 4-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, hd behind Chester'slittlegem (8-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Chambles 7-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead closing stages, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Reve du Jour (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.