Purple 'n Gold easily won a claimer here last month but this is much tougher while Honour started favourite for her handicap debut at Lingfield but could only manage fourth and is not certain to appreciate today's extra distance. A chance is taken on BRIMSTONE HILL as he has produced a couple of strong finishes to grab a place over 1m2f on his last couple of starts and this longer trip can see him back to winning ways. Perfect Delight and Badea finished upsides when behind Focal Maith at Lingfield recently though the latter has been well beaten since.
Brimstone Hill (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, not much room and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, closing on front pair towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Ancient Greece (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Perfect Delight 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Focail Maith (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Badea 10-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, clear over 8f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Honour 9-2fav (8-13) Dwelt soon prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 4th of 14, hd behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Made all, quickened 4 lengths clear 3f out, readily, won at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov beating Renegotiate (9-2) by 4l, 4 ran.
Elsie Bay 11-1 (8-12) Raced wide held up, headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 5l behind Ishikawa (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Sir Dylan 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway under pressure on outside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 8th of 14, 7l behind Norfolk Sky (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.