ISHIAMBER made a winning handicap debut over track and trip last week. She can confirm superiority with the more exposed Mill I Am despite carrying a penalty and go in again. The latter has won twice here this year but now looks in the handicapper's grip, as does Lady Sylvia. Princess Spirit is a bigger threat as she recorded a double over a mile at this venue last year and has run well since off a similar mark to today. Meet Me Half Way has won over 6f but never figured when tried over this longer trip at Wolverhampton back in October.
Ishiamber 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged slightly left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Two In The Pink (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Lady Sylvia 7-1 (9-7) Broke well, held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Compton Bird (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Meet Me Halfway 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Living The Life (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Mill I Am (USA) 13-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ishiamber (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Princess Spirit 3-1 (8-12) Behind, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Ivor's Princess (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.