Diplomatic has proved best over a mile so far as when beating Officer In Command at this track last month though the latter is weighted to reverse running. Hawaana and Neige D'Antan were both placed in lesser company on their latest outings and Bramshill Lass is 6lb higher than when scoring over a longer trip here in September. Despite looking thoroughly exposed, Chrissycross popped-up at 20/1 last time and has to prove that was no fluke but KELPIE BLITZ looks capable of winning off his current mark judged on his latest close-up fourth at Lingfield and he gets the nod in an open affair.
Diplomatic (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind George Baker (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Officer In Command (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led towards finish, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sim Sala Bim 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, soon mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 13l behind Brockfield (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Hawaana (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, pressing winner when bumped and pushed right inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch, headway 3f out, tracked leaders 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bramshill Lass 11-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Porcini (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Shirataki (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Badea (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Chrissycross (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt raced wide soon prominent, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Fonterutoli (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Neige D'antan 8-11fav (9-8) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Bridge That Gap (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.