PEARL RANSOM made the most of a slide down the weights to score at Lingfield last month. He can effectively race off a lower mark today with Ali Rawlinson's allowance taken into account and can go in again. Bennelong is upped 8lb on the back of a couple of victories over track and trip while Fleetwoodsands has a 4lb rise to contend with after scoring here last time. Fire King has been raised the same amount for winning a Class 7 event at the track but Up Tipp has the beating of Divine Rule and Warbond on collateral form on his latest second at Lingfield and could have each-way claims.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led after 1f, narrowly headed entering final furlong, pressed leader, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Feb beating Skidby Mill (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Warbond 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway when hampered entering final 2f, rallied and kept on inside final furlong, went 4th final strides, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Divine Rule (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in touch in mid-division, switched left and headway 2f out, chasing leaders and every chance over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong until inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bennelong 15-8fav (8-8) Took keen hold tracking leaders, smooth headway to 2nd over 2f out, disputing 2nd inside final 2f, chased new leader inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Tijuca (9-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Habeshia 25-1 (9-7) Led early, pressed leader, pushed along 3f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Up Tipp 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, lost place inside final 2f, 4th and weakened 1f out, 4th of 6, 10l behind Fearless Lad (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Bold Ring 20-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 6l behind Fab Lolly (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly away, pulled hard towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 12l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Safwaan 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 6l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Wyndham Wave 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders on outside, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Bennelong (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Uncle Fred 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 6l behind Squirrel Wood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fire King 9-2 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, steady headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Byrd In Hand (9-4) by nk, 11 ran.
Addikt (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Pulled hard and held up in mid-division off slow pace, kept on one pace inside final furlong, never able to threaten, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sudden Wish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Restrained after start, held up in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 135 yards, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Minstrels Gallery (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.