SILVER LACE tends to do just enough and bids for a hat trick after winning by a neck on her last two starts at Kempton. She may have another win in her off a 4lb higher mark and is preferred to recent C&D winner Stylistickhill. The latter beat Charlcot less than a length last month but is worse off at the weights today and Christmas Light makes more appeal dropped in class for his debut on the all-weather. Loyal N Trusted looks no nearer to adding to his only win to date.
Christmas Light 8-1 (8-1) Mid-division centre, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort when bumped and carried towards stands side rail over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 28, 3l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Northern Fling 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 14, 19l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Charlcot 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Space War 14-1 (9-1) With leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 14l behind Moheebb (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Loyal N Trusted 11-1 (8-13) Held up, not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 9l behind Majestic Dream (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Charlcot (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Silver Lace (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in touch, closed over 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left close home, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Lean On Pete (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Horse attempted to get under stalls, jockey jumped off and was left in stalls, in a race won by Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct, 12 ran.
Whitechapel 25-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 15l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Mistress Shy 100-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 8l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.