PRESUMIDO is upped 5lb for his defeat of Gregori over track and trip in November. The latter went on to land a double so the form looks solid and Simon Dow's charge can go in again. Parisian Pyramid went close at Wolverhampton last time having slipped down the weights and Joyous is another to consider on the back of a short-head defeat over course and distance. Two In The Pink has something to find with the latter on latest running while Spellmaker came good in a Class 7 race at Kempton but will find this tougher drawn out wide.
Presumido (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt towards rear, headway on inner 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Gregori (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Eurystheus (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, driven 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, pressed leaders towards finish, just held, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind New Decade (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Joyous 4-1fav (9-2) Slowly away, soon switched left, in rear, headway approaching final furlong, soon switched left, ridden and every chance well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, shd behind Welease Bwian (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Two In The Pink (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Welease Bwian (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, soon with leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Batchworth Lady (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Chevise (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Close up until lost place over 4f out, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, went 3rd close up, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Gregori (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Putin (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Pushed along to go prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Mishrif (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Bussa 16-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 5l behind Give Us A Belle (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Dishy Guru 8-1 (9-2) In touch, effort and wide into straight 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Presumido (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Spellmaker 7-2fav (9-4) Towards rear, headway well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Errigal Lad (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Speedyfix 20-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 4l behind Quality Art (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.