ABOVE THE STARS has a penalty to contend with but needed only minimal urging to land a double at Bath last week and can go in again. Commandingpresence took advantage of her lower rating on the all-weather to score at Kempton on her return but has to race off a 13lb higher mark back on Turf. Stonecrabstomorrow is a course and distance winner but has plenty to find with the selection and Wooden King makes more appeal having slipped back down to a winning mark. Gung Ho Jack won twice on the Polytrack in November and is another to consider.
Above The Stars 9-2fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Basle (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Gung Ho Jack 16-1 (8-8) Off the pace in last pair, never on terms, last of 8, 5l behind Blanc De Chine (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Wooden King (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon hampered, kept on again inside final furlong, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Go Nani Go (9-5) at Chepstow 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gf.
Commandingpresence (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Aaranyow (8-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Rulesn'regulations 6-1 (9-11) Chased leaders in centre, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Space War (9-7) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Rear division, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Above The Stars (8-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Putin (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind See The Storm (8-4) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gd.