TIGER REIGNS took advantage of his tumble down the weights when returning an easy winner at Wolverhampton last week. A 6lb penalty may not be enough to prevent the follow-up and John Butler's charge can go in again. Brave Decision is chasing a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark after a narrow victory at Kempton last month and Fonterutoli will appreciate the step back up in distance as he scored over track and trip on his penultimate start. Secret Song went close in a maiden last time but handicap debutant Charlotte Rhodes may prove a bigger threat back on this surface after failing to see out 1m3f at Southwell.
Tiger Reigns 5-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Yourinthewill (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in last trio, never involved, 10th of 11, 6l behind Miguel Grau (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Brave Decision 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close hoome, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Derfenna Art (9-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Ogaritmo 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In rear, driven over 2f out, headway 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 12, 2l behind Nubar Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Charlotte Rhodes 11-10fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Marina Ballerina (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f (5) fbs.
Final Delivery 8-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Outlaw Torn (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Secret Song 3-1 (9-5) Led, driven over 2f out, kept on when hard pressed inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 6, nk behind Fearless Lad (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Claude Monet 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, soon lost place behind 2f out, eased over 1f out, 9th of 10, 27l behind Dansili Dutch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ice Tres 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leader over 2f, went 2nd again over 8f out, led going well over 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Primacy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Salient 16-1 (9-1) Raced wide chasing leaders, went 2nd 3f out until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.