SQUIRREL WOOD finally opened her account when scoring at Lingfield last month. She may be up to winning again off a 4lb higher mark. Larghetto went close over 7f on her latest start but has plenty to prove judged on her earlier attempts over longer trips. By contrast, Nifty Kier will appreciate the return to a mile having finished a close-up fourth at Lingfield on his penultimate outing while Malih has a shout off his current mark as he continues to slip down the weights. Attain could prove best of the rest.
Voice From Above (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Bling King (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f (5) gd in Sep.
Malih 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Nifty Kier 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Conversational (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Larghetto (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden and ran on final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Perfect Pastime (9-1) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, kept on same pace final 2f, 8th of 14, 11l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Squirrel Wood (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Close up, quickened to lead just inside final furlong, soon pressed, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Fonterutoli (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ioannou 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden hung left and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 30l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Attain 11-2 (8-7) Mid-division, switched inside and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 4l behind Dubai Celebration (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ermyntrude 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 25l behind Anginola (9-10) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Katmai River (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 7l behind Meglio Ancora (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Hooligan Sean 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Pim Street (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.