GATEWOOD was expected to do better over 1m4f at Kempton last time. But he was beaten less than a length by a rival rated 110 at Doncaster the last time he raced over today's trip and could prove too good for these. Mark Johnston will fancy the chances of Galician having trained Marshgate Lane to beat Uramazin here earlier in the month. The latter had earlier finished ahead of Tales Of Grimm, who has an unfavourably high draw today, Dick Doughtywylie and Tinshu in the Churchill Stakes over track and trip. Tinshu won this in 2011 and finished fourth in last year's renewal behind the winner True To Form, who had Proud Chieftain well behind when fourth here last time. The much-travelled Energia Davos is hard to assess on his first start for Marco Botti.
Dick Doughtywylie 5-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division in 4th, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Aussie Reigns (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Energia Davos (BRZ) 33-1 (9-2) 7th of 15, 11l behind Mushreq (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Jan.
Gatewood 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Pether's Moon (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Proud Chieftain 7-1 (9-10) Raced wide, prominent until steadied back towards rear over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 3-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Prince Alzain (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
True To Form (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway on inner entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Uramazin (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Marshgate Lane (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f stks (3yo+) (2) pol.
Galician 6-1 (9-7) Behind and outpaced on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd post, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Dubai Hills (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) fbs.
Lady Loch 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 7th of 17, 7l behind Miss Cap Estel (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) sft in Nov.
Tinshu (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Raced wide, tracked leader early, steadied in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 2l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Poitin 7-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tabaayun (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.