BOUDOIR was unfancied in a similar event over 7f here last week but wasn't beaten far in fifth. She went close over C&D back in July and can reverse latest running with fourth-placed First Bid on better terms. She gets the tentative vote ahead of Auntie Mabel, a winner over today's trip at Kempton in August, with the latter making more appeal than Ooi Long and Whisky Bravo. Winter Hill has failed to improve in handicaps despite slipping down the weights but is dropped in class here.
First Bid 16-1 (8-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Al Aqabah (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Ooi Long 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Havin' A Good Time (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Airborne Again (IRE) 15-8 (8-12) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Clubland (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Auntie Mabel 6-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Boudoir (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 2l behind Al Aqabah (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Whisky Bravo 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 11th of 12, 17l behind Waking Warrior (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Artful Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, staying on same pace when hung left over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Beacon Lady (8-0) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Desert Red (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Towards rear, outpaced when switched outside over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Marford Missile (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Mary Frith 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and pressed leaders over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 14, 2l behind Trusting (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Model Behaviour (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Awkward and saddle slipped leaving stalls, chased leaders, rider kicked out irons over 3f out, lost place soon after halfway, last of 14, 27l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Peter's Pleasure 50-1 (7-13) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 16l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Winter Hill 9-2fav (9-7) Soon outpaced and pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.