GABRIAL'S KING showed nothing on his first two starts but caught the eye here last time and with Jamie Spencer booked for his handicap debut can take this very moderate finale. Complex was the surprise winner of a claimer here last month and should go well again as this isn't a much stronger event. New tactics were employed when Cat Queen made all over 7f at Southwell, while Clean Bowled found 7f much too short when staying on here last time and should also be in the shake-up.
Clean Bowled (IRE) 22-1 (7-12) Held up in last pair, moderate headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Cat Queen 9-1 (8-1) Made all, ridden when pressed over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Dec beating Great Nicanor (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Siouxies Dream 7-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 17l behind Barn Dance (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Complex 16-1 (8-0) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon joined, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec beating Let Your Love Flow (8-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, never nearer, 5th of 11, 12l behind Press Baron (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Gone To Ground 100-1 (8-10) Bumped start, chased winner until 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 14l behind Rio Grande (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Ferdy (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.