GINGER GREY made a winning debut for this yard at Doncaster last month and looks capable of striking again on this foray South despite a draconian 7lb rise in the weights. Tewin Wood has claims whilst Kurtanella has slipped to a mark from which she should be competitive if blinkers have the desired effect. Mambo Spirit should have been freshened up by a short-break and can challenge but his poor strike-rate is offputting and Al Gillani appeals more as an outright winner as all four of his wins have come with George Baker in the saddle and he's now 2lbs lower than when last successful. Chris's Ridge is of obvious interest on his handicap bow whilst Duplicity wasn't beaten far last time but this shorter trip may not be ideal.
Hazzard County (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear on inner, headway over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Nazreef (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Spitfire 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 11th of 19, 7l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Duplicity 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leading trio, ridden and not quicken over 2f out, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leaders, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Mustakmil (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 27l behind Lutine Bell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kurtanella 14-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, headway under pressure to well held 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Sard (8-11) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Al Gillani (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) In touch on inside, ridden over 1f out, no progress, 8th of 11, 7l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders to over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 19, 11l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Fantasy Gladiator 9-2 (9-4) Broke gate, settled in rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway when hung left 1f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Halsion Chancer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Chris's Ridge 9-4 (9-3) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Morning Chief (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Besty 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon beaten, last of 9, 19l behind Amenable (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Tewin Wood 12-1 (8-11) Led, headed halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Lutine Bell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Chat De La Burg (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed 2f out, still every chance 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Syrian (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Junket (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Buxton 20-1 (9-2) Settled in rear, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 4l behind Halsion Chancer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.