This is tougher than the race Angelena Ballerina won at Wolverhampton last time and Chella Thriller makes more appeal. The latter wasn't beaten far in her bid for hat trick at Lingfield last month but form at this course swings things the way of HAVING A BALL. Geoffrey Deacon's charge has won five times here and having finished ahead of Lytham over track and trip last time and beaten Saint Irene and Legal Legacy when fourth before that, he gets the nod. Cane Cat is a rare winner nowadays but has dropped to a winning mark if anywhere near her best.
Chella Thriller (SPA) 7-2 (9-3) Led, clear halfway, still 2 lenghths ahead 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Scamperdale (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Moment In The Sun 20-1 (8-5) Raced wide held up, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 20l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Standing Strong (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, not much room briefly over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 6th of 11, 9l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Having A Ball 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, not clear run and lost place over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tenure (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Legal Legacy 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt and switched left start, always in rear, 11th of 14, 6l behind Irene Kennet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Edgware Road 14-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Divine Rule (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Cane Cat (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Held up in last pair, ridden and some headway on outside over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 14l behind Bernisdale (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Lytham (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside when pushed left and bumped entering final 2f, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, took 2nd final 75 yards, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Saint Irene 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Scary Movie (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar beating Stag Hill (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Conas Ata Tu 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 4th of 5, 14l behind Putin (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar.
Roman Senate (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Salient (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Bedibyes 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, hard driven halfway, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 4l behind Jackie Love (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.