VERY WELL RED increased her win tally to 14 when scoring at Wolverhampton last time and she may not have finished yet. She beat subsequent winner On The Cusp on that occasion and, though 4lb higher today, was winning off a much higher mark on the turf as recently as June last year. Dilys Maud had Sunset Boulevard behind when runner-up at Lingfield last month and the latter has since finished in front of Etruscan and Marmooq, while Noah Jameel could prove a threat with a 7lb claimer taking over the reins.
Atacama Sunrise 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, rapid headway on wide outside well over 3f out, soon chased leaders, led over 2f out, wide straight, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ede's Dot Com (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Very Well Red 11-2 (9-7) Chased leader, challenged from 3f out, upsides and ridden from 2f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating On The Cusp (8-4) by hd, 11 ran.
Kyle of Bute 11-4fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, headway to track leaders after 2f, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind No Complaining (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Dilys Maud 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders and hung right over 1f out, modest 6th and beaten when hung right and snatched up final 100 yards, 8th of 11, 5l behind Adoyen Spice (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, closed 4f out, switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, strongly pressed, headed post, 2nd of 9, ns behind No Complaining (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
It's Dubai Dolly 20-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Adoyen Spice (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Lennie Briscoe (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Marmooq 33-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, still pressing leaders 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 9, 4l behind No Complaining (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Aine's Delight (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Stargazing (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lytham (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always behind, last of 13, 22l behind Black Coffee (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Chez Vrony 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, disputing well held 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Son Vida (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Etruscan (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind No Complaining (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Burnbrake 12-1 (9-0) Last to break, held up in last and behind early, headway on outside over 3f out, every chance 2f out, not pace of leaders 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind My Valley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Noah Jameel 11-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear and keen, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, staying on when ran out of room close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Lean Machine (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.