Platinum won over hurdles when last on the track in 2011 but his rating on the Flat is based on earlier form in France. Stablemate Elspeth's Boy has shown little since scoring at Haydock last year and Yourinthewill beat lesser rivals at this track last time. Honey Of A Kitten's chances are improved by an apprentice's 7lb claim and Malindi has the beating of Ferryview Place on today's terms. However, HURRICANE SPIRIT landed a double in similar company before going very close in a handicap at Kempton on Monday and he gets the vote competing back at this level.
Platinum (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked winner until ridden over 4f out, soon dropped out, last of 7, well behind Classic Vintage (9-9) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep '11.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Fayr Fall (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 5-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven on outside well over 1f out, plugged on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 13, 4l behind Conducting (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Ferryview Place 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Toymaker (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Yourinthewill (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, not much room and squeezed through inside final furlong, ran on well to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Edgware Road (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Diplomatic (8-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Malindi 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 26l behind Canary Wharf (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Bashama 6-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, lost place 6f out, well beaten over 3f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Nurse Dominatrix (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.