THE DRUNKEN DR made a successful raid from Ireland when scoring over a longer trip here in October. Still travelling well a furlong out, he had to dig deep in the closing stages and should be suited by today's shorter distance. In contrast, Entrance has a bit to prove with her only previous win coming over 1m2f, but Azurinta showed a bit more when third here three weeks ago and can figure. Marina Ballerina is lightly-raced and could get involved if taking to the Polytrack after showing improved form on the Fibresand recently.
Entrance 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon not clear run, ran on to go 3rd inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Hurricane Hymnbook (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway to go in touch over 2f out, soon ridden, hung left and led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Rosairlie (9-4) by hd, 13 ran.
Cadgers Brig 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, forced wide paddock bend, outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Vittachi (8-9) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Srimenanti 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 44l behind Body Language (9-5) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Madam Tessa (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 12th of 13, well behind C P Joe (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f app hcp (6) hvy in Nov.
Imperial Fong 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Blue Cossack (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Tortilla (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly away, behind, struggling halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 11, 27l behind Royal Alcor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Azurinta (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Royal Alcor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Marina Ballerina 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Sky High Diver (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Rasteau (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, hampered on inside over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on but no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Mazij (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ballinargh Boy 28-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear early, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Sky High Diver (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Ma Browne (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 7th of 12, 19l behind Baitsileir (9-5) at Naas 1m mdn stks gf in Jul.