ELLIE IN THE PINK hasn't won since 2011 and could probably do with dropping another couple of pounds but she's up to this class at her best and this looks a good opportunity. Crowning Star was running really well on Polytrack at this time a year ago but hasn't been seen since April and could just need the run. Diplomatic loves the track and trip and was attempting an extra quarter-mile last time. He didn't quite last home so a return to today's distance looks certain to get him into the mix. Zaheeb was headed in the final strides by Rapid Water here a month ago and will make a bold bid but Breakheart is 9lb higher than when scoring here in November.
Crowning Star (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Fennell Bay (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Beauchamp Xerxes 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt always in rear, 10th of 12, 13l behind Hometown Glory (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Diplomatic (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Kelpie Blitz (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Fluctuation (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 11, 8l behind On The Hoof (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Confirmed 25-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Dream Prospector 20-1 (9-0) Raced freely tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 28l behind Speedi Mouse (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Abhaath (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, ridden on outside well over 1f out, never involved, 8th of 9, 19l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Mullins Way (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Always in rear, last of 12, 9l behind Sunshine Always (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Ellie In The Pink (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt keen in touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 10, 2l behind Zenarinda (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Hip Hip Hooray 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, always in rear, 13th of 14, 11l behind Bert The Alert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Zaheeb 5-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and caught close home, 2nd of 14, hd behind Rapid Water (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
May's Boy 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 5l behind Whitby Jet (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, headway and effort on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind On The Hoof (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Breakheart (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, driven to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.