Paul D'Arcy puts up a 7lb claimer on board Lingfield scorer FAIRYINTHEWIND and that negates her penalty. She's a filly in form and worth following here despite most of her rivals also arriving in decent nick. Last week's course winner The Mongoose is marginally preferred to stablemate Honey Of A Kitten but more of a danger may be Knowe Heade, second in an amateurs' contest over C&D earlier in the week. Strike Force should also be thereabouts again but Reflect and Elizabeth Coffee may be worth opposing off their current marks.
Reflect (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, headway over 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Finity Run (8-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd in Sep.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Held up behind in touch, headway and wide entering straight, soon ridden, ran on well on outside final furlong, led near finish, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Princess Icicle (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 21l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Knowe Head (NZ) 11-4fav (10-9) Held up behind on outside, headway and prominent over 4f out, led over 3f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Cheers For Thea (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Strike Force 8-1 (9-3) Keen early, in touch, switched right to challenge over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind English Summer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
The Mongoose 2-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol beating Abbraccio (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.