Mister Mackenzie finished just ahead of Casa Bex over 6f at Kempton earlier this month and both have claims here, though the former was engaged to run back at Kempton yesterday. A winner over 6f at Wolverhampton, Chambles wasn't disgraced off today's higher mark last time and she's preferred to the more exposed Illustrious Lad and Songbird Blues. Princess Maya is open to improvement, but so is NAUGHTICAL, who will be looking to build on her latest close-up third over today's trip at Kempton and gets the vote on her handicap debut.
Mister Mackenzie 4-1 (8-12) Went right and bumped rival start, held up in touch, ridden 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Dark Castle (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Naughtical 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Boudoir (8-10) at Kempton 7f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol.
Casa Bex 12-1 (8-12) Bumped start, held up, headway over 2f out, soon checked slightly and ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dark Castle (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Princess Maya 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Slewtoo (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Chambles 7-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Rebel (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Jericho (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leader on outer, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 11l behind Night Flash (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Arabian Flight 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 2l behind Sudden Wish (8-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Miss Purity Pinker (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) With leaders on outside, switched inside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Berlusca (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, held up in touch, not clear run briefly over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Gabrial's Bounty (8-13) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 11-2fav (9-2) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Regal Gold (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cat Queen 9-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Miss Cato (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Lana (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Raced keenly towards rear, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Chapellerie (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Songbird Blues 15-2 (8-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Sudden Wish (8-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.