Your Gifted won here last month but a couple of placed efforts since suggest she is high enough in the weights now. A similar comment applies to Fashion Icon, who scored here back in November but cut little ice off a higher mark last time. In contrast, CARAMELITA has slipped down the handicap and her latest neck defeat at Lingfield suggests she will be winning again soon. Placed on the Fibresand before, she gets the vote. Hypnosis may just need the run but Marshal Plat Club is not out of it on her handicap bow.
Hypnosis 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 12, 2l behind Grudge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Fashion Icon (USA) 4-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden halfway, not troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Incomparable (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Caramelita 14-1 (9-5) Settled in mid-division, headway well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Loyal Royal (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Your Gifted (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, hard ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Residency (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Marshal Plat Club 8-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Co Dependent (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.