Plenty of guesswork needed in this. TWO IN THE PINK gets the token vote as she's likely to improve on her debut third at Kempton a fortnight ago and had Compton Albion well behind on that occasion. Charter and Groove On are others with claims on the back of recent placed efforts and the latter finished ahead of Al Sahraa at this track last month. Whipper Snapper has made the frame on more than one occasion but is more exposed than the rest of the field including Tanawar, who was well beaten on his recent debut.
Charter (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase easy winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Teophilip (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Groove On (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Went right start, mid-division on inside, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Maid A Million (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Shenval Celtic Swing colt out of Cape Finisterre.
Tanawar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 15, 13l behind Mar Mar (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in touch, effort on outside 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd entering final furlong until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 2l behind Bobby Two Shoes (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Al Sahraa 25-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Plunder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Compton Albion (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 10l behind Khobaraa (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Quelle Affaire Bahamian Bounty filly out of Qui Moi.
Two In The Pink (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Hampered start, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 4l behind Khobaraa (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.