JUST BREATHE made a winning debut over C&D before going close on her first start in a handicap. That was back in January but she won't have to improve much on those first two efforts to get the better of these. It was Belinsky's turn at Kempton in September and he should be thereabouts again but both Trending and Miss Polly Plum recorded their latest wins over the minimum trip. Catalinas Diamond won at Lingfield over 7f in June, though Lastkingofscotland, Athwaab and Kempton winner Auntie Mabel look bigger threats.
Keep It Dark 25-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded closing stages, 6th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Just Breathe (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Gabrial's Bounty (8-13) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Reposer (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-4) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Fenella Fudge 12-1 (8-10) Steadied start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Cockney Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Belinsky (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, headway between horses over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Prince Of Passion (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Dark Lane 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased clear winner briefly inside final furlong, 3rd and one pace after, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Above Standard (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Close up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Ishetoo 40-1 (8-8) Slowly away in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 11l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Trending (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 5l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Crimson Queen (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Miss Polly Plum 20-1 (8-10) Keen led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Links Drive Lady (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Athwaab 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Elegant Muse (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Auntie Mabel 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, not much room on inside after 1f, lost 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Boudoir (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.