Dream Lodge has been a little disappointing this year while Distinctive Image is probably best watched on his return from a long lay-off. Baylini has been knocking on the door, however, and is sure to run her race again while there is probably still some improvement in Pertuis, who ran a strange race at Kempton last time after missing the break but still managed to finish in the money. He faces a stiff task at the weights here, however, and preference is for HIDDEN GLORY, who came right back to form at Southwell last week and has already shown a similar liking for the Polytrack.
Dream Lodge (IRE) 8-11fav (9-9) Mid-division, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Cobo Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Distinctive Image (USA) 25-1 (8-5) 9th of 10, 22l behind Drunken Sailor (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp (0-110) in Feb.
Baylini 5-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Mafeking (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Island Sunset (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Nideeb (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Chalice Welcome 14-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, eased, 13th of 14, 30l behind Hendersyde (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Pertuis (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway to lead after 3f, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Pittodrie Star (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hidden Glory 25-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs beating Cosimo De Medici (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.