Purple 'n Gold has leading claims back over today's shorter distance and already holds a verdict over previous winner Whitby Jet. Ishikawa bids for a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark having scored by only a head at Lingfield last time while On The Hoof took advantage of Matthew Hopkins' claim to finish closer at Wolverhampton last week and can figure. Malindi beat much lower rated rivals to land a maiden on her latest start and needs more here so the vote goes to CANARY WHARF, dropping down in grade and the weights for a yard that is still firing in the winners.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Purple 'n Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ishikawa (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Held up in 5th tracking leaders, effort to 3rd travelling well 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, closed to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Understory (9-5) by hd, 8 ran.
On The Hoof 15-2 (8-13) Always prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Noble Jack (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 2-1 (9-1) Led at steady pace, increased tempo over 3f out, ridden and hung badly right over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind English Summer (10-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Canary Wharf (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, driven 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Saoi (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Final Drive (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Idol Deputy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Malindi 8-11fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, led closing stages, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Maiden Fillies Stakes (4yo+) (5) pol beating Merrjanah (9-1) by nk, 10 ran.
On The Cusp (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 10, 13l behind The Lock Master (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.
White Diamond 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden well over 2f out, lost place inside final 2f, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 6l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gracchus (USA) 6-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, progress into 6th before straight, challenged from under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Balladiene (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gd in May '11.