The fast-improving POLLY PEACHUM was very impressing in a Listed handicap over this trip at Cheltenham last time. She probably has a bit to find on official ratings but can put her mare's allowance to good use in this to outpace Medinas. Alan King's charge is the class act having won a Grade 3 handicap at last year's Cheltenham Festival and this is a drop in class after two runs in Grade 2s and a seventh in the World Hurdle. Southfield Theatre was only beaten a nose by Fingal Bay in the Pertemps Final and will enjoy the stiff finish here but Clondaw Kaempfer has more to do than when landing a handicap at Aintree. Clerk's Choice is also likely to struggle.
Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led briefly next, soon ridden, one pace in 3rd approaching last, rallied flat, led final strides, won at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs beating Caid Du Berlais (11-9) by nk, 22 ran.
Medinas (FR) 25-1 (11-10) Mid-division in touch, ridden after 2 out, never able to challenge, 7th of 10, 18l behind More Of That (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Clerk's Choice (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, headway into mid-division next, never nearer, 12th of 28, 12l behind Whisper (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Southfield Theatre (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, steady headway on outside before 2 out, came stands side and led narrowly approaching last, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure flat, headed final strides, 2nd of 23, ns behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, hit 2 out, still 9th when switched left before last, closed readily, led flat, drew clear final 125 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd beating L'unique (11-10) by 5l, 19 ran.