From Frost is facing different conditions having opened his account on the Fibresand at Southwell last month. Galizzi won his maiden over track and trip but the runner-up has been beaten since. Officer Drivel scored at Kempton and ran well enough in a higher grade handicap at at the same track last time. He makes more appeal than Flying Cape, but PERSONAL OPINION has the stronger form. The latter had a subsequent handicap winner back in third when scoring over a shorter trip at this track in November and gets the vote with today's 1m4f looking well within his compass.
From Frost 11-4 (8-5) Close up, led entering final 2f, soon incommand, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Mar beating Ridgeway Storm (9-11) by 6l, 6 ran.
Galizzi (USA) 11-10fav (8-7) Keen close up, steadied to rear after 2f, headway 4f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, driven and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating New Tarabela (8-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Flying Cape (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, hung right when weakening over 2f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Montaly (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Personal Opinion 10-11fav (9-5) In touch on outside, driven 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Conquerant (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Reared start, headway to lead after 1/2 furlong, raced keenly and soon clear, pushed along and reduced lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Anglo Irish (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol.