Spirit Of Gondree had more in hand than the official margin suggests at Kempton last time and can go close again off a 5lb higher mark. But CLUB HOUSE was forced to race wide throughout when third here last time and, dropped another pound since, could be the one beat this time with a much better draw. Pretty Bubbles is on a hat-trick after a couple of victories over this trip at Kempton but this will be her first run on this track and Unex Michelangelo is also having his first run here, though he has won at Wolverhampton and usually competes in better company.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Outpaced in rear, soon detatched, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 10, 9l behind Tellovoi (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Pretty Bubbles 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, soon ridden and edged left, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Princess Spirit (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Teen Ager (FR) 13-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-12) at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Sweet Marwell (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced 2f out, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Big Baz (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Awkward leaving stalls, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Bowstar (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 5-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 5l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Club House (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Run It Twice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Up Tipp (9-2) by 1l, 13 ran.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 3l behind Nubar Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.