GEORGE FENTON can usually be relied on to run his race. He's chasing a hat-trick off only a 2lb higher mark and gets the nod. There's little between Spartic and Chjimes on recent running over C&D but Ace of Spies has done all his winning on the Fibresand including his latest start. Wolverhampton winner Mey Blossom can be given a chance on her latest second at this track when just ahead of Speedyfix and Loyal Royal and has been threatening to end his losing run with a couple of recent placed efforts.
Mey Blossom 10-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Rich Again (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Buckland (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Last to break, took keen hold, held up, hampered 5f out, headway from 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Commanche (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mary's Pet 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, good headway to lead 5f out, 5 lengths clear 2f out until ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened, 6th of 13, 2l behind North Central (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
George Fenton 11-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Kai (9-1) by ns, 13 ran.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov beating Elusive Warrior (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Spartic 11-2 (9-3) Led, driven clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Chjimes (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Went right start in rear, never on terms, 7th of 11, 8l behind Passionada (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Speedyfix 16-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Miakora 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Tidal's Baby (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.