Clapped has been threatening to lose his maiden tag but last month's placed efforts at the track came over 6f and ASIA MINOR is preferred. She made her Polytrack debut over a shorter trip at Lingfield when a close-up third with Saffron Park well beaten and breeding suggests today's distance will bring further progress. Nolecce scored over track and trip earlier this month but finished nearer last on his latest start while Sir Dylan has the past form to figure but arrives badly out of sorts.
Boston Blue 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, lost place over 5f out, behind 3f out, last of 6, 24l behind English Summer (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 7l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Our Play (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Woop Woop (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov '11.
Nolecce 12-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 17l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sovento (GER) 14-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Clapped 3-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Sir Dylan 8-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, headway to lead over 10f out, soon clear, headed 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 41l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 10l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Zelos Diktator 11-2 (9-0) In touch, pushed along inside final 3f, driven and no impression inside final 2f, 9th of 13, 11l behind Shalambar (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov '11.
Asia Minor (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, hampered and lost place over 8f out, soon chased leaders again, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Norwegian Reward (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Before Bruce 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, never involved, 8th of 13, 22l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Burnbrake 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Entitlement (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Saffron Park 33-1 (8-10) Always behind, 9th of 13, 7l behind Norwegian Reward (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Lea Valley 100-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 37l behind Gertrude Versed (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn fll (5) pol.