Estonia rattled up a double over the minimum trip at Lingfield in December but is now 8lb higher than her last win. In contrast, multiple C&D winner Lord Of The Reins is back on a winning mark, but he has a bit to find on earlier form with Absa Lutte and Riflessione. Danzoe is another to consider in a typically open sprint, but the vote goes to KYLLADDIE. He ran really well from a wide draw behind Breathless Kiss in a better grade contest over C&D in December and can race off a 5lb lower mark today.
Vhujon (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed when rider dropped whip over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Italian Tom (9-3) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol in Jan.
Six Wives 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong until near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bookiesindex Boy (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Jigajig 13-2 (8-9) Prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lucky Dan (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Tislaam (9-3) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Danzoe (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Waabel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Desert Strike 25-1 (9-5) Keen held up, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 4l behind Qadar (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kylladdie 9-1 (9-3) Not much room soon after start, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1l behind Tislaam (9-3) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Riflessione 5-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and not pace of front pair 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Your Gifted (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Slowly away, outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Tsar Bomba (8-12) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs.
Estonia 5-4fav (8-7) Held up, took keen hold, hanging right 3f out, ran wide entering home straight, headway 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Garstang (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.