TITUS STAR looks to be on the upgrade after a convincing win on his handicap debut at Kempton on Wednesday. He may be getting off light with a 6lb penalty here and Stan Moore's charge can strike again while the iron's hot. Chelsea Mick landed his maiden over 7f at this track in October but this is tougher, while Ocean Tempest finished third to Emmuska in similar company at Lingfield last month and that form gives him the beating of Flying Trader. Ctappers will need to step up on his turf form to figure on his handicap bow.
Ocean Tempest 7-2 (9-7) Tracked winner until halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Emmuska (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Chelsea Mick 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, soon led, held on well near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Thecornishcowboy (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Ctappers 14-1 (9-3) Held up in last trio, effort on inside 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Fennell Bay (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Titus Star (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, ran on, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol beating Singalat (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Flying Trader (USA) 13-2 (8-13) Awkwardly away, soon outpaced in rear, ridden and headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to go 3rd final stride, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Emmuska (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.