Byroness improved for the step up to a mile and won at this track a fortnight ago. But this return to 7f doesn't look ideal for her and may suit AL GHARRAFA better. The latter finished third on her handicap debut over 6f here with a subsequent winner behind and should stay the extra. Fire Fairy, Prom Dress and Club Electra have similar modest form in maidens and Seraphima looks superior on her best efforts of last year, although she proved disappointing on her comeback at Wolverhampton in December. Tiger's Home is harder to fancy.
Al Gharrafa 5-1 (9-1) Steadied and slighty hampered start, took keen hold and held up in 4th, went 3rd 2f out until ridden and not quicken entering final furlong, stayed on to 3rd again towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Blazing Knight (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Byroness 8-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Beau Select (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Seraphima 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division, under pressure 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 9l behind Saga Lout (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Prom Dress 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, headway on inner over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Poet's Prospect (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
Fire Fairy (USA) 12-1 (8-5) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Great Demeanor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Tiger's Home 22-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, hung right 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, eased final furlong, last of 9, 19l behind Glossy Posse (9-4) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Club Electra (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Ridden along to chase leaders, driven 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hard Walnut (8-9) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.