VALDAW has been running well in sprints of late and makes a quick reappearance after a close-up second over 6f here at the weekend. Third in a maiden over C&D as a two-year-old, he can finally open his account in this. Teth has a shout on her latest third at Kempton while Irish raiders and stablemates Romeo's On Fire and Caracal both have bits of form that could see them figure. The lightly-raced Veyepea may be capable of better while Tukitinyasok has won three times on turf but hasn't raced since September.
Valdaw 11-4 (9-0) Settled in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right to challenge entering final furlong, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 20l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
I'm Harry 10-1 (8-7) Led, headed 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 14l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Newington 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 8, 11l behind Ty Gwr (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Teth 10-1 (8-11) In touch in 5th, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, disputing 2nd over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Aegean King (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Romeo's On Fire (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 13, 9l behind Samollie (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Aegean King (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11f out, led over 9f out, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 24l behind Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind Cross The Boss (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Justcallmehandsome 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 13l behind Brown Pete (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Sairaam (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Outpaced in mid-division, never a factor, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Caracal 10-1 (8-7) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, progress over 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Dimitar (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Veyepea 14-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, soon pressing leaders, outpaced over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mr Knightley (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.