ASHAMALY won by five lengths over this trip at Lingfield on New Year's Eve but was surprisingly beaten when odds-on at Kempton 12 days ago. He's a further 4lb higher here but we'll forgive the top weight that latest run and fancy him to give 15lb to Hazza The Jazza, who is on a hat-trick but has been well beaten in two previous tries over this trip and is upped in grade today. Red Gift is tackling this longer distance for the first time but is better than he showed on his reappearance over 5f last week.
Ashamaly 4-7fav (9-9) Took keen hold, went left start, pressed leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Mystical Sapphire (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Red Gift (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, soon outpaced, struggling halfway, never a factor, last of 8, 10l behind Marvelino (8-11) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Hazza The Jazza 5-4fav (8-12) Awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Seemenomore (9-7) by nk, 3 ran.