CLAPPERBOARD has to be forgiven a poor effort at Kempton last time as he gave the impression today's shorter trip would suit when placed over 6f here before that. Green Music is another dropping back in distance after a third at Kempton but Anfield has been raised 5lb after making the frame again at the same track last month. Stablemate's Hot Amber and Febrayer Star both get first-time headgear on their handicap debuts and Argent Touch finished a bit closer over track and trip when handicapping for the first time.
Sandsman's Girl (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Keen in touch, in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 18l behind Complicit (9-3) at Lingfield 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (2) pol in Nov.
Clapperboard 8-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden on outside over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Gower Princess (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Green Music 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Glorious Empire (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Anfield 5-1 (8-5) Led, clear over 3f out until driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind National Service (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hot Amber (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt soon in touch, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 9l behind Alderley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Febrayer Star (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 8l behind Drive On (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Cheeky Peta's 20-1 (8-6) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Debt Settler (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Argent Touch 20-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th post, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Debt Settler (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.