Miss Cracklinrosie ran better at Catterick when last seen in November and she has to be considered on her debut on the Polytrack but it is hard to get away from MULLITOVERMAURICE, who gets the nod over Common Diva. Alan McCabe's filly has been running well in claimers of late but won a handicap here two starts ago and she has to be respected off just a 5lb higher mark today. Dark Oasis was slightly disappointing when last seen at Kempton in September but Kevin Ryan's gelding is better than he showed that day and the yard is in good form so he cannot be discounted. Turn To Dreams looks the pick of the two David Evans runners in the race but she has harshly been raised for her latest effort when third to Kayari, while the participation of Miss Fritton has to be in some doubt following her recent effort on Saturday. The vote then goes to Mullitovermaurice, who has done little wrong of late, losing no caste in defeat when a short head second to Svindal in a handicap here last time, and a reproduction of that effort may well suffice.
Miss Fritton (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Citizenship (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) std.
Common Diva 2-1jt-fav (8-4) Tracked leader until over 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, faded close home, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind Kiyari (8-4) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo clm (6) pol in Jan.
Mullitovermaurice 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders over 4f out, every chance final furlong until just held close home, 2nd of 9, shd behind Svindal (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Midnight Bay 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, one pace and no danger final 2f, 6th of 11, 10l behind Ocean's Minstrel (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Dec.
Miss Cracklinrosie 16-1 (8-12) Led early, chased leader until over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Citizenship (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) std.
Dark Oasis 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, hung right from 2f out, soon driven, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 3l behind Dubai Crest (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sept.
Autumn Morning (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Dwelt, rushed up over 6f out, went 2nd over 5f out, every chance inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Citizenship (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) std.
Turn To Dreams 12-1 (8-9) Soon led, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Citizenship (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) std.