Tartaria and Sweet Piccolo are hard to fancy at the weights but there is only 5lb between the others according to official ratings. Shahrazad didn't run very well on her reappearance over course and distance but still looks the pick of the older horses. But this may well end up a rematch between Black Truffle and IDLE CURIOSITY. The latter came out best when the pair clashed in a handicap here earlier this month and, though a couple of pounds worse off, can confirm her superiority from an inside draw.
Boyzee 12-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Bubblina 14-1 (10-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Poet's Prospect (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
Marie's Fantasy 25-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, last of 10, 5l behind Sweet Ovation (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, no extra, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Princely Sum (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always in rear, 13th of 14, 29l behind Olney Lass (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Shahrazad (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, faded over 1f out, last of 5, 17l behind Compton Rainbow (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Tartaria 50-1 (8-0) Soon chasing leader, lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened quickly, last of 7, 10l behind Amber Heights (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Black Truffle (FR) 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway 2f out, every chance 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Idle Curiosity (8-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Foie Gras 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Mushaakis (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 2-1fav (8-7) Took keen hold, led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Black Truffle (8-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Otto The First 14-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, closed over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Echo Brava (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Poetic Belle 6-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway on inside over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Sweet Piccolo 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 18l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Thomasina 50-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, moderate late headway, never involved, 10th of 14, 10l behind George Cinq (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.