NORWEGIAN REWARD may have been underestimated judged on his two starts in this country for Michael Wigham. A close-up at third at Lingfield was followed by a victory at the same track last week and he can shrug off a penalty in this lower grade contest. Angel Cake and Gay Gallivanter also arrive on the back of recent wins, though the latter scored on Fibresand so the former makes more appeal on her C&D success. Bussa is another dropped in class and Big Sylv finished a close-up fourth here last time.
Angel Cake (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Raced wide mid-division, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol beating Sudden Wish (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Ermyn Flyer (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Bussa 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Welsh Inlet (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gay Gallivanter 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov beating Geronimo Chief (9-2) by 2l, 9 ran.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, headway over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Inffiraaj (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
The Kernigal (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 5f out, never back on terms, 8th of 12, 4l behind Circuitous (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Schoolboy Champ 66-1 (8-0) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Refreshestheparts (8-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) pol.
Big Sylv (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, hjeadway to track leaders 5f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Count Ceprano (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 13, 7l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Stamp Duty (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly away always in rear, 11th of 12, 19l behind Know No Fear (10-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Compton Crofter 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Breakheart (8-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Avon Supreme 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Renoir's Lady (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Winnetou 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inner, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Breakheart (8-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.