Night Flash had to dig deep to prevail over a mile here on his handicap debut and this drop back in trip may catch him out. Purley Queen was aimed high in a conditions race at Ascot last time and should finish closer today, while Jericho improved over a longer trip at Wolverhampton on his latest start. LA ROMANTIQUE gets first time headgear for her handicap debut after finishing runner-up at Lingfield. Marco Botti's filly could be the one who finds most improvement today and she gets the vote ahead of Royale Ransom with Auntie Kathryn engaged to run here yesterday.
King's Future 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, hung left under pressure and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Sonsie Lass (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Royale Ransom 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lollina Paulina (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Night Flash (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Led for about 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Inniscastle Boy (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rock On Candy 11-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Daghash (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Jericho (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, kept on, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Feisty Champion (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Purley Queen (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 18, 14l behind Our Cool Cat (9-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Oct.
La Romantique (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Cristal Gem (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Street Angel (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 4l behind Rhagori (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Stepharlie 10-1 (8-13) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 11, 7l behind Atlantis Crossing (8-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Littlecote Lady 8-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Elegant Flight (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Karma Chameleon 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Red Tyke (8-6) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Liquid Sunshine 10-1 (8-9) Led, hung left and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Atlantis Crossing (8-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Fairyinthewind (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cool Light 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 6, 16l behind Al Jabreiah (8-12) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.