Derwentwater continues to frustrate and returned a losing favourite for the third time in a row last week. He's sure to be thereabouts once again but the less exposed CAMACHOICE gets the vote. The latter has shown only modest form in maidens but better is expected on his handicap debut and Marco Botti's colt can open his account. Mudaawem was a big disappointment on his handicap bow in October and has his first start on the all-weather while neither Entrapping or Man In The Arena have shown any improvement for their slide down the weights.
Mudaawem (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 49l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-13) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Camachoice (IRE) 13-2 (8-3) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Tight Lipped (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Ishigunnaeatit 13-8 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside last 100 yards, no extra near finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Schottische (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Derwentwater (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Always prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, hd behind Darkest Night (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Entrapping 7-2 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Taxiformissbyron (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Man In The Arena 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Tilstarr (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.