AL HANYORA probably won't need to be anything special to make a winning start and, as she's related to several useful winners, she's likely to know her job and gets the vote. Ambella showed the benefit of her opening run with a better effort here though four-year-olds have a poor record in the race. Born In Bombay ran green on his debut over 7f at Lingfield and with that experience under his belt must be considered a threat. Bobby Benton was a 100/1 chance when running very well behind Dubawi Light at Lingfield with Hurricane Harry further back so has to be on the shortlist.
Ambella (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind The Silver Kebaya (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol.
Kovolini Bertolini filly out of Petrikov.
Bobby Benton (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up and raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, pushed along chasing leaders 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Dubawi Light (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Born In Bombay 3-1 (9-5) Ran green, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Passing Star (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hurricane Harry 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway chasing leaders over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong until final 100 yards, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dubawi Light (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Literally On Fire (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Raced freely in touch, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Mr Bossy Boots (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Mr Soprano Halling gelding out of Rima Baciata.
Radebe (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Outpaced, stayed on over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 19l behind Mr Bossy Boots (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Al Hanyora Teofilo filly out of Chrysalis.
Next Stop 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 14, 7l behind Billy Blue (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.