HURRICANE SPIRIT's only defeat in his last four starts came in a handicap and he returned to winning ways in a claimer at Wolverhampton last time. He can race on favourable terms once again here and is just preferred to Only Ten Per Cent and Masai Moon, who are both dropping down in class. Spinning Ridge and The Mongoose are both recent winners in lesser company but will need all of the above mentioned trio to run below par if they're to get involved in this.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra near finish, 8th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mister Musicmaster (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Masai Moon 5-2fav (8-12) Slow into stride, outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 6, nk behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, headway on outer approaching final 2f, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra and lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Ace Master (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Mongoose 6-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden and switched left over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 8-11fav (8-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead towards finish, just held, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol beating Yourinthewill (9-0) by shd, 7 ran.
Rapid Water 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat to leaders, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Flying Kitty 6-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader, carried wide on home turn, soon driven and chance, rider dropped whip approaching final furlong, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression when outpaced to 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Fairy Mist (9-8) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.