Silly Billy scored at Southwell on Tuesday but seems to prefer the Fibresand, while Royal Envoy was winning for the first time in nearly three years when beating All About You over C&D last time and is 3lb higher today. Gorgeous Goblin went close to losing his maiden tag when runner-up at Lingfield recently with Metropolitan Chief behind, but Royal Acclamation makes more appeal on his latest second over 7f here. However, LITTLE PERISHER gets the nod as he posted his best effort for a while when runner-up at Wolverhampton last time and may finally have dropped down to a mark he's capable of winning off these days.
Silly Billy (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Close up, outpaced halfway, ridden and headway on inside entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Itsthursdayalready (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
All About You (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Towards rear, unable to quicken 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs and switched left inside final furlong, finished well, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Royal Envoy (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Bobbyow 13-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Silver Linnet (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Little Perisher 12-1 (10-2) Held up, headway on wide outside when bumped well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Avoncreek (10-2) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, driven and every chance inside final, ran on, 2nd of 9, shd behind Do More Business (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Fearless Poet (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Metropolitan Chief 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, joined leader 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held when short of room towards finish, 6th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Do More Business (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Flow Chart (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) In rear, headway 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearets finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Lisselton Cross (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, strong run to 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 50 yards, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Slatey Hen (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and no impression when edged left over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind July Days (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Whats Your Story 40-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Fearless Poet (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.