LINE OF REASON won over today's trip on his racecourse debut in September but just failed to catch the winner over 7f here a week ago. That looks superior form to the more exposed Hard Walnut, fourth on her handicap debut at Lingfield, and David Simcock's charge gets the nod. Indian Affair dead-heated for first place over track and trip last time with Echo Brava well beaten and looks a real threat but Desert Donkey failed to figure when sent off favourite in an easier contest during the week.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 11-10fav (9-7) Held up last, switched left and headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Poet's Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Hard Walnut (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Panther Patrol (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Indian Affair 5-1 (8-5) Led and set steady pace, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, joined post, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb deadheating with Katy Spirit (8-8), 9 ran.
Echo Brava 20-1 (9-2) Always last pair, never on terms, last of 9, 7l behind Indian Affair (8-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Desert Donkey 7-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Jimmy Elder (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.