KIMBALI edges it at the weights and finished a respectable third in a claimer over 7f the last time he raced at this track. He's just preferred to Dozy Joe on that form and makes more appeal than Imprimis Tagula who has done all his winning over shorter trips. The remainder have something to find on today's terms with Bold Marc's previous wins on the all-weather coming at Southwell including his latest start. Faithful Ruler scored off a higher mark earlier in the year but finished nearest last on his recent reappearance.
Bold Marc (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov beating River Ardeche (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 6-1 (8-4) Raced keenly, led 1f, in touch, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlng, 8th of 9, 10l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Dozy Joe 14-1 (8-13) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 5l behind Corporal Maddox (9-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Kimbali (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 4, 42l behind Marford Missile (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gs in Oct.
Reach For The Sky (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always behind, last of 11, 14l behind Ballarina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Supastarqueen (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and well held in 3rd when jinked right and unseated rider over 3f out, in a race won by Kishanda (8-8) at Southwell 1m 3f app mdn stks (6) fbs in Jan, 4 ran.
Ave Sofia 100-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and lost place over 4f out, soon towards rear, 10th of 11, 9l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.