Better is expected from Kyleakin Lass after finishing a well beaten second over 5f at Kempton a fortnight ago with Lady Gibraltar behind, as she'd gone close over today's trip before that. Art Show is another likely to improve on her handicap debut, though October's Nottingham nursery winner Guava is 8lb higher here. STAR KINGDOM showed a bit more at Newbury last time and Robert Mills' colt gets the nod on his first start in a handicap as further progress looks likely and his half-brother scored on the Polytrack.
Kyleakin Lass 11-8fav (8-8) With leader, carried wide bend into straight 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Nini Ok (8-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Gibraltar 13-8 (8-6) Led, hung right and ran wide bend into straight 2f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Nini Ok (8-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Dishy Guru 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, bumped and lost place over 5f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 9, 22l behind Asifa (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Star Kingdom (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Accession (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Safari Storm (USA) 10-1 (8-9) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 6l behind Kune Kune (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Guava 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 17, 8l behind Royal Reyah (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Art Show 9-2 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on wide outside halfway, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Intomist (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Arabian Flight 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Tango Sky (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.