Jordaura won at Musselburgh in October but was still beaten seven lengths when third at Nottingham last time with Bountiful Girl even further behind. Cadgers Brig has shown little since scoring at Newcastle in September but Daring Damsel went very close at Kempton on her latest start and has a leading amateur in the plate. KNOWE HEAD has been getting steadily closer at this track with a recent two-length defeat by Dream Win suggesting he's set for a return to winning ways and he gets the nod.
Knowe Head (NZ) 6-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, headway to track leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Dream Win (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bountiful Girl 100-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 20l behind Media Hype (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Jordaura 15-2 (10-9) Keen disputed lead until led 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Cadgers Brig 33-1 (9-2) Behind, headway on outside over 7f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Boa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
State Senator (USA) 2-1fav (8-12) Keen held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind So Wise (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '11.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 3l behind Trois Vallees (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Daring Damsel (IRE) 5-1 (8-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, hung left over 1f out and when headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Love Pegasus (USA) 33-1 (7-10) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol.
Flag Of Glory 40-1 (10-0) With leaders, lost place over 4f out, outpaced and no impression when not much room inside final 2f, 9th of 15, 9l behind Kampai (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Quiet Route (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Bumped start, held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov.