Spin Artist was unfancied at Wolverhampton last time and was duly well beaten. By contrast, Fab Lolly was sent off odds-on here a fortnight ago in a bid to land a hat-trick. She went close to doing so but has been raised a further 4lb today. That may give the edge to BOWSTAR, a course and distance winner in January and looking to have a slightly easier task than of late in this company. Athletic won a lower grade contest here last time while Malaysian Boleh remains 8lb higher than his win at Wolverhampton in September.
Spin Artist (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 6l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Light From Mars 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fab Lolly (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Shaunas Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Lionheart 33-1 (9-3) Steadied start and held up in rear, never on terms, 6th of 8, 8l behind Rebellious Guest (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Bowstar 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 11, 11l behind Firmdecisions (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Good Authority (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Steaded and switched right start, held up in rear, moderate headway inside final furlong, never involved, 10th of 14, 5l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Malaysian Boleh 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and effort on outside well over 1f out, soon edged left and no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind Khajaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Athletic 8-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up towards rear, good headway when not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, strong run on inside to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Presumido (9-1) by 1l, 10 ran.