Bill Turner's Anjomarba has won two of her last three starts, both in this grade, and she has to be respected receiving weight all round following her defeat of Sakile at Wolverhampton earlier this month but she is seemingly better on the slower surfaces than Lingfield's Polytrack and preference is for TRANSFIXED, who gets the vote over Major Maximus. George Baker's colt is relatively unexposed after just eight starts and he looks to be going the right way having won a handicap here before running well in defeat off his new mark at Kempton; dropped back into claiming grade he has solid claims. Stan Moore's Kirsty's Boy has slipped to a fair mark for handicaps now and it is a little surprising that he is being campaigned in this company. Cockney Colonel has only raced twice so far but has shown no sign of encouragement and of more interest is Gary Moore's similarly lightly raced Minortransgression, who has shown reasonable form in all three starts so far and he has to be respected for his in-form stable. David Evans is another trainer who has his string going well and his representative, Transfixed, looks worth siding with in this company having been running well in defeat in handicaps of late.
Minortransgression (USA) 2-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, not run on, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Monterosso (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Cockney Colonel (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 9, 30l behind Coolree Star (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) gs in Jul.
Kirsty's Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Led 1f, chased leader, reminder over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Admiral Cochrane (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Transfixed (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold early, held up in 6th, came wide into straight, struggling 2f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Love Delta (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Major Maximus 5-1 (9-5) Raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Private Olley (8-9) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Anjomarba (IRE) 3-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Sakile (8-8) by 2l, 7 ran.