NOBLE JACK landed a double at this track during the summer. Dropped in class today with headgear applied for the first time, Jo Hughes charge gets the nod. Classic Colori ran poorly when tried at this level in November and Desert Vision makes more appeal as he's won twice here in similar company. Better is expected from Dunn'o back at this level and Sir George has claims if running up to his best.
Classic Colori (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Desert Vision 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Viewpoint (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Miami Gator (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Aquilonius (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Dunn'o (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 13l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Jordaura 11-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 13l behind Cheers For Thea (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Noble Jack (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind The Lock Master (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sir George (IRE) 6-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol in Dec.