ZAMRA has improved with each run and gave supporters of Glance a fright over the course and distance three weeks ago, form that would be good enough for this. Mark Hoad won the race with a four-year-old in 2012 so Tax Reform should be closely watched in first time blinkers. Seaham had shown a bit of potential at Salisbury in August but didn't handle Fibresand at Southwell on his return to action last week. Honiton Lace wasn't beaten too far at Wolverhampton where he only weakened at the furlong pole in that 1m1f event.
Tax Reform (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pactolus (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Wings Of Fire (IRE) Verglas gelding out of Allspice.
Brycewise Firebreak gelding out of Jan Mayen.
Jazz Bay 66-1 (8-7) Dwelt, in rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 24l behind Pactolus (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Moonlit Sky Myboycharlie colt out of Calico Moon.
Seaham 4-1 (8-9) Soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 16l behind Mondlicht (10-0) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs.
Honiton Lace 50-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Rock 'n' Roll Star (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Jammy Moment 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 9l behind Excellent Royale (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Zamra (IRE) 11-4fav (8-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on strongly towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Glace (8-4) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.