Kettlewell was fifth in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton after winning a Wolverhampton maiden on his debut on the Flat but doesn't look particularly well handicapped. A Little Bit Dusty only won a seller last time and While You Wait was beaten in a claimer but Bramshill Lass has claims on her first start since November as she's already won four times on the Polytrack, though she has ground to make up on ESHTYAAQ. David Evans' charge is still chasing a first victory on the all-weather but is eased in grade after his fifth at Wolverhampton and likely to strip fitter here.
Kettlewell 7-4 (9-9) In touch, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Teenage Dream (9-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Eshtyaaq 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Shelford (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan.
A Little Bit Dusty 5-4fav (9-3) Held up in 4th, headway to dispute lead 6f out, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon clear, stayed on final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jan beating Gabrial's Hope (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
While You Wait (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon driven, ridden to challenge and every chance when carried right inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 4, nk behind La Estrella (9-10) at Lingfield 2m clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Bramshill Lass 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression when dropped to 5th final 50 yards, 5th of 10, 8l behind Norfolk Sky (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair until pushed along over 3f out, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Norfolk Sky (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
King's Request (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven oevr 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 12, 3l behind Swift Blade (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Princely Hero (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Slowly away, soon pushed along to chase leaders, pushed along 7f out, soon lost place and behind, 12th of 15, 25l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct '12.