Even Bolder and Riflessione have both given the impression a return to winning ways was imminent but will need to dig a bit deeper to score off their current marks. Titus Gent was a disappointing favourite last time and faces a more difficult task here, but Desert Strike may do better back at this track after his recent placed effort at Southwell. A chance, however, is taken on IVORY SILK who needs things to go her way but looks capable of winning off her current mark if they do so.
Even Bolder 7-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chased winner, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, hd behind Perfect Act (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ivory Silk 25-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 16l behind Hulcote Rose (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al Gillani (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader on outer, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 11l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Kylladdie 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Breathless Kiss (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Riflessione 8-1 (9-7) Led, clear 3f out, hung right to stands side rail halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Incomparable (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Titus Gent 15-8fav (9-3) With winner until ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Abbondanza (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Desert Strike 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Benato The Great (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Clear Praise (USA) 7-2 (9-4) In rear, switched inside halfway, headway over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, staying on when not clear run near finish, 6th of 9, 5l behind Stratton Banker (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Picansort 11-4 (9-3) Held up in close touch on outside, headway on outside over 1f out, led 1f out, soon clear, won at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Papageno (9-3) by 4l, 7 ran.
Ballodair (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, ridden and some headway on inside over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 12l behind Cardinal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Behind, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Desert Strike (8-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Best Trip (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, gradually lost place, 11th of 13, 12l behind Merchant Of Medici (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.