Perfect Act comes out best at the weights but she's failed in similar company before and ABOVE THE STARS looks a safer proposition. She has yet to get her head in front this year, though today's drop in class should put that right and Richard Fahey's filly makes more appeal than Lutine Charlie. The latter has struggled since winning a similar race over C&D last month with Oldjoesaid behind, but Mambo Spirit ran well again at Wolverhampton last time having scored over track and trip in October.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Marajaa (8-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no exta and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Oldjoesaid 9-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
C'Mon You Irons (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Driven to chase leader, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 11, 17l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-11) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Above The Stars 9-1 (9-2) Reluctant to load in stalls, in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bunkered Again 25-1 (8-5) In touch, effort 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Rivas Rhapsody (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Perfect Act 9-1 (9-6) Held up in touch on inside, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Requisite (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.