CODA AGENCY can win again with both Fortunella and Daraiym worth noting in the betting market. The selection has posted wins at Kempton and Lingfield on the all weather this season and showed his versatility by winning over hurdles at Towcester last time out. He is though 17 pounds higher in the ratings since winning his latest all weather race so life will be tough from now on. That said he has been well placed by his connections and this looks like one of his easiest opportunities to date. Fortunella won here over two furlongs shorter in November. He has since run well in defeat on both his last two runs and therefore he has to be respected in such a small field. Daraiym ran a personal best when finishing third of twelve at Wolverhampton last time out. He could still be improving with experience so any market moves should be noted. But for the winner we return to Coda Agency.
Coda Agency 4-1fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final 2f, gradually drew clear, ridden out, comfortably, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Forget It (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dusk 11-2 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not paced to challenge, 5th of 13, 4l behind Graylyn Ruby (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Red Expresso (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 8l behind La Estrella (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f clm (6) fbs.
Amron Hill 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, went 2nd over 3f out until 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Amazing King (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fortunella 5-2 (8-5) Prominent, ridden to lead over 3f out, headed over 2f out, driven and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Benedict Spirit (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp (5) fbs.
Oberlin (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17l behind Lapina (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Very Green (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Prominent, went 2nd 7f out, led 3f out, ridden and hung right 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Wyeth (11-5) at Bath 1m 5f amt hcp 0-80 (5) sft in Sept.
Gouranga (10-6) behind Koka Fast (10-8) at L'ancresse 2m 1f hcp gf in May, 6 ran.
Daraiym (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon headway on outer, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Zuwaar (9-5) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.