CRISTAL GEM let down favourite backers when runner-up in a claimer at Kempton a week ago. However, this looks easier and she can make amends on her first start for Andrew Reid under today's favourable terms. Recent Wolverhampton maiden winner The Name Is Don has a bit to find at the weights with the selection but could still prove the main danger as the rest look up against it. Spiders Of Spring could prove the best of those as he won a seller at Redcar back in April.
The Name Is Don (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Remix (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Cristal Gem 11-8fav (8-5) Prominent, took keen hold, led just inside 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Snowed In (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Joe M 50-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 5th of 10, 6l behind Gin Twist (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Spiders Of Spring (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Outpaced, tailed off, last of 9, 20l behind Tones (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Sea Anemone 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 25l behind Dreams Of Fire (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Princess Kaiulani (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Held up in touch, pushed along and in rear over 3f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Adranian (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.