Star Code opened his account at Epsom last time but that was in soft ground over 6f. It was also testing going when Killing Time won over today's trip at Windsor. SPIRITUAL FLAME is preferred as she scored over track and trip a fortnight ago when getting the better of the previously unbeaten Hiking. More Aspen just failed to defy a 7lb rise at Wolverhampton last time and has been upped a further 4lb for her trouble. Filament Of Gold makes most appeal of the Johnston runners given Inevitable finished four lengths behind Killing Time on his latest start.
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Broke very sharply, led until ridden and headed 2f out, 4th and one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 5l behind Marzocco (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Star Code (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on, won at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep beating Pool House (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Spiritual Flame 5-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, not much room inside 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Hiking (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.
More Aspen (USA) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Lawyer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Killing Time (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 3f out, went left towards far rail over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating The Alamo (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Inevitable 5-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outside over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, went to far rail over 2f out, not able to quicken over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Killing Time (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Filament Of Gold (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out until 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Best Kept (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Cape Arrow 8-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind The Alamo (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.