Hurricane Spirit has won a couple of claimers recently but is still on a lower mark than when landing a handicap here last summer. His stablemate Buckland has been running well enough to consider though the pair at the foot of this handicap will take some beating. PAPERETTO has never won on the surface but is getting very close and has been narrowly beaten in his last three starts over this trip. Ryan Tate's claim may be enough to get him over the line this time though Fortrose Academy looks a real threat. Andrew Balding's charge scored over 6f here last month and shouldn't have any problems with the extra having stayed on well behind Alnoomaas here last time. Chokidar may prove best of the remainder.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 7-4fav (8-4) Dwelt, soon recovered to track leading pair on inside 7f out, went 2nd on inside approaching final 2f, led well over 1f out, ridden 3 lengths ahead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol beating Saharia (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Cut Across (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Chokidar (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Masai Moon 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 7l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Russian Ice 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Buckland (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader over 3f, chased leading pair, effort on inside 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Whispering Warrior (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Key Ambition 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when not much room and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Khawatim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Chased leading trio, went 3rd approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Paperetto 7-2fav (8-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Al's Memory (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.