Jack Rackham returned to action with a victory at Wolverhampton last month but is upped 5lb here and CLEAR PRAISE is preferred. He's a sprinter on the upgrade and produced his best effort yet with an impressive victory over track and trip last month. A 6lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent Simon Dow's charge from following up here. Ebraam, Ray Of Joy and Methaaly have plenty to find with the selection on latest running, but Sioux Rising's close-up third to Anne Of Kiev last time gives her every chance and she looks the chief danger.
Ebraam (USA) 9-4 (9-6) Chased leader until ridden 2f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ray of Joy 13-2 (9-7) Held up rear of mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Clear Praise (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance throughout final furlong, not pace of winner close home, 3rd of 8, hd behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Clear Praise (USA) 11-2 (8-11) Switched right start, held up last, eased to outside and headway over 2f out, sustained run and pushed along to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Vintage (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ongoodform (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, raced wide, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Advertisement (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bonnie Prince Blue 5-2 (9-0) Soon pushed along off the pace, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, never close enough to challenge, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Arch (9-1) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
Falasteen (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Divertimenti (8-12) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Cardinal 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway and switched left entering final furlong, ran on, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Dan (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Stefanki (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Refused to race, in a race won by Wallis (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov, 10 ran.
Liberty Lady (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 6th of 17, 4l behind Kuanyao (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Jack Rackham 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Incomparable (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Methaaly (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Mid-division, pushed along inside final 3f, one pace final 2f, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 4l behind Clear Praise (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.