Having returned a losing favourite in three previous outings, Havelovewilltravel finally got her head back in front over track and trip last time. But she had to pull out all the stops to win by a nose and is upped 2lb in the weights. Kingston Eucalypt usually tries her best but it hasn't proved good enough so far while doubts surround Queen Aggie's ability to stay this longer trip though she has the beating of Tilstarr. HAPPY FAMILIES definitely stays the distance having gone close off a 7lb lower mark at Bath last season and Heather Main's filly is the sporting selection to make a winning reappearance on that basis.
Havelovewilltravel (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Led early, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, all out and just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Perfect Cracker (9-4) by ns, 9 ran.
Kingston Eucalypt 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Phosphorescence (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Serenity Spa (9-7) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Tilstarr (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Amulet (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Happy Families 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd 2f out, soon lost 3rd, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Norfolk Sky (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.