Biba Diva has failed to improve on last year's Yarmouth maiden victory in a couple of starts on the all-weather, but Four Better scored on her handicap debut over 7f here. The latter looks a leading contender on that form as runner-up Berlusca has since boosted the form with a victory at Wolverhampton and there's little between that pair as they meet again today. However, MAJESTIC ZAFEEN was the most impressive recent scorer as she beat previous winners over C&D in an earlier qualifier of this series with plenty to spare and Alastair Lidderdale's filly looks capable of following up with more to come.
Biba Diva (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Shabora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 10l behind Discoverer (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Four Better 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Tenbridge (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Majestic Zafeen 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Fistful of Dollars (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Berlusca (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led over 1f out, ran on, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Lana (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Bareback (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind Pearl Rebel (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Tenbridge 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Four Better (9-2) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Nant Saeson (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Availed Speaker (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Graylyn Valentino 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place when not clear run over 1f out, stayed on well final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 4l behind Pearl Rebel (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 5l behind Four Better (9-2) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.