The recent winner Yasir and MONZINO are closely matched on last week's running at Southwell. But the former was beaten when favourite at the same track yesterday and Michael Chapman's charge is fancied to take revenge given he scored at this venue back in September. Our Golden Girl went close over course and distance on her penultimate start and makes more appeal than both Geeaitch and Ice Tres, third and fourth respectively at Kempton recently. Diamond Pro is a winner in Ireland but has shown little so far for a new yard.
Yasir (USA) 11-4fav (9-9) In rear, headway on outer over 3f out, led 2f out, pressed from over 1f out, edged right and driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs beating Monzino (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Monzino (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Slow into stride towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to challenge winner over 1f out, every chance when carried head high inside final furlong, not run on, 2nd of 14, nk behind Yasir (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Artistical (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Reality Show (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Rearing in stalls and slowly away, behind, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 9, well behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '12.
Diamond Pro (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Behind and soon pushed along, never dangerous, eased 2f out, 10th of 11, 43l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Geeaitch 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Jamaica Grande (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Ice Tres 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out to 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Jamaica Grande (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Our Golden Girl 11-4 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders over 1f out, well held in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Funky Munky (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Good As New 14-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 26l behind Blackball (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.