A moderate sprint where confidence in any is minimal but for the pick is CHEERY CAT with Colombard and Berrymead on the shortlist. The selection is well drawn tonight and while the drop in trip has to be of some concern, a decent apprentice has been booked and he does hold a number of these on a line of form from Lingfield. Colombard was one of those to finish in behind. The track has suited back runners of late so it would be no surprise to see Pat Morris' charge flying in at the death. Berrymead has been dropped down the weights and has to be respected. Bountiful Bay is from a yard that are having winners so a note must be made of his position in the market. Headache was initially tried over further but seems to be better suited by sprinting. This draw is no help to connections. Sandy Par invariably tends to excel himself against better opposition though seems incapable of beating similarly ordinary opposition. Roman Maze has been badly out of form and is best watched at present. Not a race to linger too long over and Cheery Cat has fewest negatives on balance.
Headache 11-2 (9-2) With leader, led over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Final Drive (9-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Bountiful Bay 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Fantasy Fighter (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Roman Maze 33-1 (9-4) Held up and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 8l behind Dancing Welcome (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Colombard (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Elusive Ronnie (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cheery Cat (USA) 15-2 (8-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 5l behind Final Drive (9-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Diamond Fire (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Soon chased leaders, 8th over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 8th of 14, 5l behind Partner (8-11) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Kina Jazz 22-1 (8-4) Held up, stumbled over 3f out, behind after, 11th of 12, 21l behind Ocean Countess (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-63 (6) gd in Oct.
Easy Wonder (GER) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, soon outpaced, gradually weakened, 8th of 9, 11l behind Caribbean Coral (9-10) at Brighton 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Gracie's Games 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Spice Run (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
North South Divide (IRE) 7-2 (8-2) Dwelt in rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1/2l behind Cheery Cat (8-7) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Neat 'n Tidy 66-1 (8-4) Always behind, 8th of 10, 20l behind Miss Bootylishes (9-6) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Berrymead 40-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, awkward start and slowly into stride, outpaced, never nearer, 12th of 17, 7l behind Mission Impossible (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Sandy Par 20-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, prominent, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, edged left, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 19l behind Wake Up Call (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.