Commissar carries a penalty for winning over a mile last Saturday but has also won over 1m4f. Travelling went close at this venue in between a couple of modest efforts, but Top Diktat will find this tougher than the claimer he won over 1m3f here recently. Ssafa has claims after scoring over track and trip on her latest start in November and the inconsistent Kelpie Blitz could make the frame on a going day. But TRIPLE CHOCOLATE gets a speculative vote on his first start since December given he won his maiden over 7f at this track and is expected to appreciate the longer trip.
Commissar 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Swift Cedar (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Travelling 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 4l behind Artistical (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Top Diktat 15-8fav (9-7) Held up tracking leading trio, travelling well on outside 2f out, shaken up and closed over 1f out, ridden and quickened to lead final 125 yards, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 3f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Gabrial's Hope (8-7) by 1l, 8 ran.
Triple Chocolate 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, 4th of 14, 4l behind Firmdecisions (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Chain Of Events 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 28l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 11l behind Ocean Applause (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Ssafa 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Bobs Her Uncle (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kathleen Frances 25-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, no extra, last of 5, 5l behind Mica Mika (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Keen towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th near finish, never nearer, 4th of 8, 4l behind Club House (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Cravat 9-1 (9-5) Raced wide close up, headway 3f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Sehnsucht (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mcbirney (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Held up, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Echo Brava (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Gravitate 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Certavi (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.