Natalia Gemelova claims 3lb off CATIVO CAVALLINO and that might make all the difference. Forced wide off the final turn over track and trip earlier this month, he still finished ahead of Percythepinto and better luck in-running could see the nine-year-old back in the winner's enclosure today. Salient will probably make the running and looked to be on the way back here last month while Rogue Reporter's second at Wolverhampton was his best run for a while, though he remains a maiden. Sudden Wish hasn't raced since June and Pink Lips was a big disappointment at Kempton last time and may be best watched at present.
Salient 15-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 6f out, close up, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bladewood Girl (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cativo Cavallino 16-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Chrissycross (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon well behind, last of 12, 17l behind Frognal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 6l behind Ace Of Spies (9-0) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Percythepinto (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Keen held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Chrissycross (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 16, 7l behind Watt Broderick (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Esteem Lord 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never in it, last of 13, 24l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Silly Billy (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Compton Bell 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early stages, lost place over 6f out, towards rear and no chance after, 10th of 13, 18l behind Winner's Wish (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep '11.
Vale Of Lingfield (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 13, 9l behind Having A Ball (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Pink Lips 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, soon ridden along, weakened over 4f out, last of 14, 24l behind Whinging Willie (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Rogue Reporter (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.