A rise in the weights and a step up in class proved beyond FROST FIRE at Southwell last time. But she'd gone close on this surface at the end of last year and this is more her grade. Mark Johnston's filly gets the vote as Honey Of A Kitten does most of his winning in plating company and Spanish Plume is having his first start since September. Diletta Tommasa won here in the same month and Dubai Celebration looks a bigger threat back on the Polytrack having beaten Attain four lengths here in November. The latter led for a long way at Lingfield on Friday but is still a maiden after 22 starts.
Frost Fire (USA) 5-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, led after 1f, headed 5f out, ridden to lead again over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 11, 6l behind Ocean Applause (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Spanish Plume 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Diletta Tommasa (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 75 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Baile Atha Cliath (8-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Dubai Celebration 7-2 (9-10) Close up, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind Staff Sergeant (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Attain 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 6f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.