Bennelong has been in fine form over a mile here of late and landed a double before going close again off today's mark last week. But preference is for the lightly-raced five-year-old CATARIA GIRL, who scored over today's trip at Lingfield earlier in the month and can shrug off a 3lb rise in the weights with further progress likely. Diletta Tommasa has place claims in this company but neither Back On The Trail nor Innoko have shown any improvement for their recent slide down the weights.
Back On The Trail 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 41l behind Legends (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Innoko (FR) 7-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Diletta Tommasa (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Steadied after start, held up tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Queen Aggie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
South Cape 33-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 7l behind Club House (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Cataria Girl (USA) 7-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, hung right and led final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Super Duplex (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Bennelong 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Anjuna Beach (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Raamz (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 9l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.