second over C&D behind Amitola is the strongest piece of recent form on offer. Kieren Fallon takes over the reins today and he may just hold off the attentions of the progressive Triple Charm. The latter steps back up in trip after a couple of victories over 6f and should confirm superiority with Showboating. Taajub also tries 7f again after finishing ahead of Clear Praise at Kempton last time and any strong support for the returning Whaileyy should be noted. Titan Triumph was engaged to run here yesterday.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Amitola (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Taajub (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, headway when not much room entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dasho (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Whaileyy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, chased winner approaching final 2f, driven over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind St Augustine (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Clear Praise (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Dasho (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Shifting Star (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Local Singer (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced on outside well over 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 17l behind Dasho (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Titan Triumph 33-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Triple Charm Evensfav (9-5) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to join leader inside final furlong, driven to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Ice Trooper (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Showboating (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Raced wide mid-division, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Triple Charm (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Salient 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Byrony (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.