NUMBER ONE LONDON is one of the more exposed but came up against higher rated rivals at Lingfield last time. This is much less competitive and Karl Burke's charge can finally open his account. Short Shrift looks next best of those with an official rating but still has a bit to find with the selection on today's terms. Jaladee showed no improvement for the step up to 1m3f last time but Frost Fire drops back in distance after a third at Lingfield last week and looks a bigger threat.
Louis Vee (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Pushed along towards rear, soon reminders, hung left over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 7l behind Big Wave (9-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun '12.
Medecis Mountain 100-1 (9-1) Raced freely tracking leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Arms (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Jaladee 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, joined leader 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 23l behind Kindu (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Number One London (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 7f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Hawker (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Cottam Stella 100-1 (8-12) Always behind, 10th of 12, 17l behind Adiator (8-10) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Dinkie 100-1 (9-0) In touch, outpaced halfway, 9th of 16, 10l behind Brother Tiger (9-7) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Frost Fire (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Swehan (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.
Short Shrift (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) In touch, not much room 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.