Caramelita's recent win came over 5f at Southwell and she faces a different test here while Your Gifted also won over the minimum trip last month and looks too high in the weights now. Black Baccara usually finds one too good over this distance, but not much separates Athaakeel and Dualagi on recent running and they could figure. SPINNING BAILIWICK won over a mile here last time but his previous four victories came over shorter trips and he gets the vote in an open contest. Absa Lutte would have a chance if taking part but was engaged to run here yesterday.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Prominent, took keen hold, led and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Excellent Show (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Caramelita 7-2 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 8, 9l behind Six Wives (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Spinning Bailiwick 8-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up tracking leading trio, going well on outside 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, led post, won at Kempton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan beating Avonrose (9-4) by ns, 5 ran.
Your Gifted (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 11, 5l behind Desert Strike (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Athaakeel (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, not clear run from over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, 6th of 12, 4l behind Dancing Welcome (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Dualagi 11-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 5l behind Dancing Welcome (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Pippbrook Ministar 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, pressed for 2nd from over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Ch'i (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
White Shift (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Steadied start and always behind, 8th of 9, 10l behind Abriachan (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Black Baccara 11-4fav (9-3) Led, driven and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.