HURRICANE SPIRIT as been making hay in similar company recently and won his fourth claimer of the year when scoring over a mile here last time. He had Mr Knightley back in third on that occasion and just edges it at the weights on today's terms. Frognal has been in terrific form over 6f at Lingfield and stays today's extra furlong while Paradise Spectre has been placed in handicaps over track and trip of late and should also figure. Commanche has a bit to find on these terms and gets a 5lb claimer on board to help his cause.
Paradise Spectre 5-4fav (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Pick A Little (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Commanche 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Paphos (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Led early, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 3, 9l behind Hurricane Spirit (8-7) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Frognal (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to go 2nd post, not troubled winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 5-6fav (8-7) Raced keenly, soon led, ridden 1f out, never really looked liked being caught, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Mar beating Officer In Command (8-13) by 3/4l, 3 ran.