Glamorous Spirit is sure to be popular with punters here but the vote is given to ABSA LUTTE over Thoughtsofstardom. The draw is a big plus for our selection who does boast course and distance winning form. He finished fourth here last time out, but he wasn't beaten all that far and that run should have sharpened him up after a short break. Glamorous Spirit finished narrowly in front of our selection last time and on these terms there should be little between them again. However, our selection does have a slightly more favourable draw and he looks the value call. Thoughtsofstardom beat Handsome Cross over this course and distance last month; in fact he has won his last two starts over this course and distance. However, he does like to race prominently so he will have to break smartly if he is to get to the front from his low draw. Bryan Smart is in good form so it would not be a surprise to see Zegna go well at a price, while Peak District will have to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Wolverhampton last month. This looks quite trappy and the vote is given to Absa Lutte.
Peak District (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Slow into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, ridden when hampered well over 1f out, no danger after, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Matsunosuke (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Glamorous Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led at strong pace and soon clear, no extra and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final stride, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Nickel Silver (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jan.
Wotashirtfull (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Went slightly left start, led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Argentine (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
The Tatling (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly away, outpaced throughout, 7th of 8, 3l behind Nickel Silver (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jan.
Timeteam (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Lost 10 lengths at start and all chance, last of 6, 8l behind Peopleton Brook (8-10) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Zegna (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Hampered soon after start, in touch, short of room briefly over 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 7l behind Lujeanie (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 8-1 (7-13) Held up in touch on outside, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Nickel Silver (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jan.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 11-2 (8-4) Off the pace towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Nickel Silver (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jan.
Thoughtsofstardom 10-1 (9-0) Quickly away, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Handsome Cross (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.