Kept beat higher rated horses in a classified race over 7f here recently. A 10lb rise may prove beyond him and the runner-up Bapak Pesta could well reverse the form. Mick Dundee landed a gamble at Lingfield on Monday but has been well beaten in a couple of previous starts at this course. FROSTY FRIDAY scored over track and trip in November before going close once again on her latest start. She gets the nod with General Tufto and Marina Ballerina making most appeal of the others with previous form on this surface.
Kept 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt, headway on outer to chase leaders 4f out, ridden to press leader over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, edged left, driven and all out, won at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec beating Bapak Pesta (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mick Dundee (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Made all, driven clear over 2f out to over 1f out, soon ridden and edged right, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Birdie Queen (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Dandarrell (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Frosty Friday 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final 2f, headed inside final furlong, no extra, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind No Win No Fee (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led briefly over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Yasir (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Kielty's Folly 4-1 (9-4) Prominent, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 12, 8l behind Rafaaf (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Armada Bay (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Took keen hold early, close up in last place, ridden over 3f out, effort when hampered just inside final 2f, kept on same pace, last of 4, 6l behind Tabaayun (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (6) gs in Sep.
Marina Ballerina 11-1 (8-13) Outpaced in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mosman (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
General Tufto 25-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Heidi's Delight (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, hung left and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Izzy Boy (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Action Front (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Boris The Bold (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Zoom In 40-1 (8-4) Always behind, 12th of 14, 12l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Flying Applause 25-1 (8-2) Tracked leader until halfway, soon ridden and chased leaders, headway under pressure from over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Dandarrell (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.