ITALIAN RIVIERA has gone up another 7lb for his recent win at Southwell but there looks plenty more to come. He'd scored over today's trip at Kempton before that and the hat-trick beckons. Blue Zealot wasn't beaten that far last time having won over C&D last month and she'll be in the mix once again while Red Current has a chance on her earlier placed efforts over track and trip. Neighbourhood finally got off the mark at Southwell last time with Dancing Paddy back in third and subsequent hurdles winner Goldan Jass scored on the Flat at Kempton in September.
Before Bruce 33-1 (10-0) Disputed lead on outside, led and edged left 6f out, headed 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 14l behind Kampai (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sheila's Castle 14-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Red Current 25-1 (9-4) Slowly away in rear, headway 4f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Waldsee (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Blue Zealot (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Italian Riviera 4-9fav (9-3) Keen early tracked leader, led over 4f out, pressed from over 2f out, edged right final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Caunay (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Elysian Heights (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Zarosa (7-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Lucky Diva (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Entitlement 18-1 (8-13) Held up in 7th, went modest 4th well over 1f out, edged right and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Epic Storm (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Neighbourhood (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Inside Knowledge (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 2f out, all out, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Azrag (10-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Annaluna (IRE) 10-3fav (8-4) Tracked leaders, hard ridden 3f out, soon under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Petaluma (9-4) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Dancing Paddy (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Sing Alana Sing 20-1 (8-6) Clipped heels and unseated rider after 1f, in a race won by Italian Riviera (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs, 9 ran.