WANCHAI WHISPER is taken to land this claimer at the main expense of Weimarland and Blue Neptune. The selection is a course and distance winner and she ran well at Lingfield last time when she chased home Goddess Of Light in a handicap. She is dropped back into a claimer here and given her record in her two previous efforts in this grade she makes plenty of appeal. She also has a decent draw which further fuels the confidence. Weimarland has hinted at ability in three runs in maiden company and it is interesting that he is pitched straight into a claimer today. He is one to note in the market, while Blue Neptune finished behind our selection last time and he is dropped into claiming company for the first time today. He has relatively few miles on the clock so he is worth considering, along with Graceandgratitude who hails from a yard in good form. This looks a good opportunity for Wanchai Whisper who gets our pick.
Light The Way 9-1 (8-11) Led, clear halfway, hung left and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Pittodrie Star (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Blue Neptune 12-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Goddess Of Light (9-4) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Kings Of Leo 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Yer Woman (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol in Nov.
Weimarland (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led on inside briefly 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Youcanalwaysdream (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lairy (IRE) 9-1 (8-0) Raced stands' side, never a factor, 11th of 14, 6l behind Vilnius (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Nov.
Wanchai Whisper 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, but not far away, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Goddess Of Light (9-4) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Wild Heather 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Sakile (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Graceandgratitude 33-1 (8-3) Chased winner until over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Vito Volterra (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Mind The Monarch 16-1 (8-7) Broke well, pulled hard, steady to rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 11l behind Whipperway (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.