Copperwood just got the better of Honey Of A Kitten over 1m2f here less than two weeks ago with Abigails Angel a couple of lengths further back. But the latter may come out best of that trio on today's more favourable terms. Ocean Applause has a shout on his recent third in a claimer at Kempton and is preferred to Prime Exhibit and Hillbilly Boy, who failed to complete over hurdles recently on his first start since March. MAHADEE drops in grade after a recent start in a Class 4 handicap and Ed de Giles' charge looks up to completing this easier task at the weights.
Copperwood 16-1 (9-9) Keen towards rear, progress over 4f out, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol beating Honey Of A Kitten (9-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) 7th when in view over 4f out, disputing last and ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 8l behind The Dancing Lord (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 6-4fav (9-9) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Mahadee (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always behind, last of 9, 7l behind Scottish Glen (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Prime Exhibit 7-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Pravda Street (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (8-8) Keen led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Minimee (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Ocean Applause 7-2 (9-1) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Wakeup Little Suzy (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Abigails Angel 6-1 (9-3) In rear, very wide into straight 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.