STAR OF ROHM shouldn't be lining up in a maiden after a Jamie Spencer managed to get him boxed in when taking on just three rivals at Lingfield. This will be his first run on the surface and though no certainty is the obvious choice. Antonio Gramsci, beaten a head at Ripon in June, started a short-priced favourite on his return here earlier this month but could only finish third in a five-horse race. Moe's Place had a run in October and put the experience to good use by producing a fair run behind Repetition over the track and trip last month. Red Gift, well beaten at Kempton last time, had run well over a mile here on his previous start.
Antonio Gramsci Evensfav (9-0) Dwelt, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind My Name Is Rio (9-0) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Look On By 17-2 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Double Your Money (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Moe's Place (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Pressed leader until led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Repetition (8-12) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Red Gift (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 10l behind Red Dragon (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Star of Rohm 1-2fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, effort on inside over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 4, hd behind Nellie Bly (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
The Codger Observatory gelding out of Berry Baby.
Combustible (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Pulled hard, held up behind in touch, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Dutch Mistress (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f fll mdn stks (6) pol in Jan.