Ajdaad was successful in a seller at Lingfield a week ago but will find this tougher and WHITECHAPEL looks a safer option. He scored over C&D last month on his return from a lay-off and, with improvement expected, is taken to confirm running with Woolston Ferry and Shared Moment. Dundalk winner Mount Abora has her first outing for Ian Williams and could figure along with Hecton Lad, who finished runner-up in similar company over track and trip on his latest start.
Whitechapel 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec beating Mountrath (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Ajdaad (USA) 11-10fav (9-0) Awkward start, behind, headway over 2f out, squeezed through on inside to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m app sll stks (6) pol in Dec beating Pipers Piping (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 10-3fav (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon switched to inner, ridden 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Whitechapel (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Huzzah (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Always in rear, hampered halfway, 11th of 13, 10l behind Andiamo Via (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Red Avalanche (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Held up in last trio on outside, driven along and no response well over 1f out, looked reluctant until finally ran on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Avonvalley (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct '10.
Mount Abora (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 16l behind Key Breeze (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol in Nov.
Grand Theft Equine 12-1 (8-10) Pulled hard tracking leaders, disputing 3rd halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furloing, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Daring Indian (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Ibiza Sunset (IRE) 18-1 (10-3) Raced in touch, headway to join leaders 5f out, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Archie Rice (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Hecton Lad (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, soon recovered to chase leader after 1f until 2f out, stayed chasing leaders and rallied to 2nd final 130 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Hip Hip Hooray 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and pushed along in rear, well beaten when hung left well over 1f out, last of 9, 9l behind Convention (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Shared Moment (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Whitechapel (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased clear leading pair, lost 3rd over 1f out, kept on again towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Whodunit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Silvee 66-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outside, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Tourist (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Having A Ball 7-1 (8-13) Raced wide in mid-division, effort on outside 2f out, kept on to 3rd over 1f out, one pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Karate (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.