PASSIONATE AFFAIR only just failed to land the spoils in similar company here earlier this month and rates the logical choice in a very modest contest that looks unlikely to take much winning. He is comfortably clear of all rivals here on official ratings. Witch From Rome will appreciate the drop in grade and whilst Beauchamp Melba is well held by the selection on that latest Lingfield running, she may have a little more to offer after just four starts and could get closer on this occasion.
Black Tie Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt soon pushed along in touch, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 7, 20l behind Bousfield (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Blazing Chilli 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, last of 7, 24l behind Far Gaze (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr '13.
Burmese Breeze 50-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Gallic Destiny (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Monsieur Chabal 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 33l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Passionate Affair (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Chesil Beach (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Witch From Rome 8-1 (8-3) Rearing in stalls, half-reared start, took keen hold and soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, soon unbalanced, virtually pulled up over 1f out, 6th of 7, 24l behind Cosette (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Archduchess 100-1 (8-7) Pushed along brielfy leaving stalls, mid-division, dropped rear 8f out, well behind final 5f, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Arabian Revolution (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd.
Beauchamp Melba 66-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden 3f out, 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Chesil Beach (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.