A typically trappy handicap in which few stand out but ASIAN POWER is chanced at the principal expense of Leading Edge and Bertie Southstreet. Granted, Asian Power is not a prolific winner by any stretch of the imagination but he is coming down the weights steadily and his last run was at least encouraging. Leading Edge is fresh from a recent success at the track. She had Maybe I Wont well behind when the pair met last time. Bertie Southstreet seems to have been campaigned as a five furlong performer but its worth noting that in the past, he had raced up to distances of a mile. The booking of Jim Crowley is a positive. Sendreni hails from a shrewd yard so is watched in the market. Capefly has had only limited appearances at the track and this will be a first run since April. Namu has won twice at Kempton though it remains to be seen as to whether she will be so effective going this way around. Obe Royal has plummeted down the weights though not without good reason. Splash The Cash is sure to be popular with Jamie Spencer aboard this evening. Asian Power gets the vote.
Leading Edge (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Wotashirtfull (9-4) by a nk, 9 ran.
Sendreni (FR) 2-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Milne Bay (8-5) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std.
Capefly 15-8fav (9-4) Outpaced, 7th of 8, 13l behind Pennyspider (8-1) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Asian Power (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Musical Script (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Replicator 10-1 (9-1) Held up, headway on outer 3f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, edged left and kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Realt Na Mara (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Step It Up (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (9-1) Towards rear, some late headway, 8th of 9, 4l behind Thoughtsofstardom (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Bertie Southstreet 15-8fav (9-3) Behind, in touch, good headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong to take 3rd final strides, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Nickel Silver (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Splash The Cash 12-1 (8-11) Prominent, raced keenly, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 18l behind Doubtful Sound (8-8) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Namu 7-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden clear, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Duke Of Milan (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Maybe I Wont 40-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden 1f out, ran on to take 4th close home, 4th of 8, 3l behind River Kirov (9-4) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Billy Red 18-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, fading when headed well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind River Kirov (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Obe Royal 14-1 (8-10) Close up 4th, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Mutamared (9-5) at Kempton 6f clm (6) pol.