Princess Spirit completed a double over track and trip when beating Pretty Bubbles a neck. The runner-up has since won easily and will be worse off at the weights but probably has more scope. SKIDBY MILL had been threatening to win for some time and came good at Lingfield. A 4lb rise shouldn't be a problem and he can take this with his lowly weight. Pearl Ransom was having only his fifth start when runner-up here last month and should improve but Warbond has a strike-rate of 1-38 and is hardly one to have on your side. He finished runner-up to Tammuz in October and the winner has found it difficult from his new mark. Pastoral Jet would have a chance if fit enough after a long break.
Tartan Trip 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 28l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f (5) gd in Aug.
All Right Now 6-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced, 10th of 12, 22l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Warbond 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, no chance with comfortable winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Tammuz (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Standing Strong (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, eased final furlong, 13th of 14, 16l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, ridden entering final 2f, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Stormbound (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Nelina 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Pastoral Jet 8-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 7l behind Teen Ager (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Tammuz (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 14l behind Araqella (9-0) at Kempton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Princess Spirit 3-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, le dover 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating Pretty Bubbles (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Safwaan 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Olivers Mount (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Pretty Bubbles 3-1 (9-2) Always prominent, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating No Win No Fee (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Night's Watch 11-1 (9-0) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Bobs Her Uncle (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In rear, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Better Value (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.