Quan opened his account over 7f on the Fibresand at Southwell last month and has something to prove on this quicker surface. Preference goes to CLAPPED, who separated a couple of much higher rated horses when beaten a head in a maiden over C&D a week ago and should land this with a similar effort. Littlecote Lady and Temple Road posted better efforts last time and Valdaw has been placed over longer trips at this track. Outside Art makes her handicap debut and has scope for improvement.
Cappielow Park 40-1 (9-2) Slowly away soon switched left, always in rear, 12th of 14, 26l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Clapped 6-1 (9-3) Awkward start, held up, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on, carried left close home, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Bull Bay (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Desert Spree 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, soon ridden along, no impression 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Miss Bunter (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dixie Gwalia 12-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 6l behind Artful Lady (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Fast Samurai (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 44l behind Kenny Powers (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hold The Star 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Strong Man (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Lisselton Cross 14-1 (9-0) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Littlecote Lady 8-1 (9-2) Went left start, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final, lost 2nd place post, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Clodhopper (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Outside Art 8-1 (8-7) Keen in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Quan (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, driven and all out, won at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Mystical Witch (8-12) by nk, 12 ran.
Temple Road (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Steadied start, pulled hard, soon mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 2l behind Reginald Claude (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Valdaw 11-2 (9-4) Led early, chased leaders, challenged and disputing lead 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 3l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.