AEOLIAN BLUE is the only recent winner on view. She won at Kempton three weeks ago and can go in again with plenty of scope for further progress. Pucon scored on the Turf here in August but has been beaten off higher marks since and Koharu failed to cope with a rise in the weights after winning at Brighton in October. A course and distance winner late last year, Clock Opera has subsequently gone close off her current mark under today's apprentice but Chevise has plenty to find with the selection on latest running.
Pucon 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Oh So Sassy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Koharu 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Emerald Sea 5-1 (8-10) Close up, effort and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Aeolian Blue 11-4fav (8-9) Held up in touch, went 2nd going well over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Ray Of Joy (9-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ada Lovelace 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Gregori (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Clock Opera (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Dwelt soon close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Welsh Sunrise (9-5) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Feb.
Chevise (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Led 2f, pressed leader, led again halfway, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, chased winner, no impression when weakened to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Aeolian Blue (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Silvee 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind One Last Dream (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.