Ela Goog La Mou benefited from an enterprising Rosie Jessop ride when scoring at Yarmouth and is entitled to strong consideration if coming on here after being scheduled to run at the Norfolk seaside venue again on Tuesday. Valentine's Gift has a first outing since mid-October when gaining the second of successive wins for an amateur rider which speaks well for his chance in this apprentice contest. Rachel Richardson is a good booking while Fisher has been going quite nicely over timber and demands a place on the short-list. However, PERTUIS enjoys a really good record at this track and confirmed his liking for the venue with a decisive success here last time. He's in good form and can follow up under Matthew Hopkins.
Red Charmer (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2l behind Eutropius (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Pertuis (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Cathedral (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ever Fortune (USA) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, behind 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Honoured (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Time Of My Life (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, soon headed, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Jordaura 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 13, 28l behind Auden (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f (6) fbs in Dec.
Thecornishcowboy 11-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Conquestadim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fisher 8-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed 9f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 14l behind Red Tyke (8-4) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul '12.
Valentine's Gift 14-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Top Diktat (10-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Ela Goog La Mou 20-1 (8-4) Led after 3f, soon clear, driven out final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Mcbirney (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.