Balti's Sister may be in the handicapper's grip at present and all of her Polytrack victories have come at Wolverhampton. The Guru Of Gloom and Muhandis are both course and distance winners, however, although the latter was engaged to run here yesterday. Flying Pickets, Avonrose and Paperetto should be thereabouts again and CAPTAIN KENDALL followed up his maiden win here with victory in a handicap at Kempton earlier this month and may still be improving. We'll take him to complete his hat-trick with the potentially well-treated Avonmore Star, along with Chokidar, lacking a recent run.
Chokidar (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Balti's Sister (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Avonmore Star 9-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway towards inside when not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Fabled City (8-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Blue Jack 20-1 (8-6) Led, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 7l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Muhandis (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Paphos (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Avonrose 11-1 (8-13) Led early, chased leaders, ridden and effort when not much room over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 4, nk behind Aubrietia (9-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Took keen hold chasing leading trio on inside, went 2nd 2f out, led well over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Blue Deer (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Paperetto 7-2fav (8-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Al's Memory (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.