KHELEY escapes a penalty for last Sunday's win at Southwell in an apprentice race. That victory came over 5f but Mark Brisbourne's mare is equally effective over today's distance and has won three times on Polytrack. Lets Move It has a bit to find with the selection on earlier form and Double Carpet could prove a bigger threat despite carrying a penalty for his recent win at Kempton. Libertino is slipping down the weights and his latest second here points to a big run and Welcome Approach is capable of better than his recent efforts suggest.
Double Carpet (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Pressed leader on inside, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Itsthursdayalready (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
What Katie Did (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Cavitie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Libertino (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Madam Mayem (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Welcome Approach 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 6l behind Towy Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Blade (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 11, 14l behind Incomparable (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Lets Move It 9-2fav (9-2) Driven to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Figaro Flyer (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Kheley (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Behind, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Southwell 5f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Cheveyo (8-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Song of Praise 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Tell Halaf (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, mid-division on outside, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Tell Halaf (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Boxer Shorts 40-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 15l behind Amica (8-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Rightcar Dominic 80-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, soon outpaced, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, kept on entering final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 10l behind Quality Art (8-13) at Kempton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.