HONEY OF A KITTEN was unfancied in better company at Wolverhampton last time and ran accordingly. He'd beaten higher rated rivals in a claimer over track and trip before that and with Ryan Moore booked can reverse earlier running with today's rival Bert The Alert. The latter makes more appeal than Conducting as Gay Kelleway's charge was winning for the first time since 2010 when scoring here three weeks ago beating Officer In Command and Legal Legacy in the process. Ellie In The Park could prove best of the remainder.
Zafranagar (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up in touch on outside, driven over 3f out, soon lost place and behind, 5th of 7, 27l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bert The Alert 2-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge well over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Dec beating Honey Of A Kitten (8-12) by 1l, 3 ran.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Noble Jack (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed well over 1f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, sooon weakened, 7th of 8, 6l behind Purple 'n Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fire King 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, last of 10, 9l behind Capitol Gain (9-0) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 5l behind Purple 'n Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Conducting 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol beating Resplendent Alpha (8-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ellie In The Pink (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, pressing leaders and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Breakheart (8-3) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Officer In Command (USA) 3-1fav (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 3l behind Conducting (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Attwaal (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 14l behind Dovils Date (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Rezwaan 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Confirmed 25-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Legal Legacy 66-1 (8-13) Started very slowly, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 9, 3l behind Conducting (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Palmyra (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 3f out, chased winner 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.