This should be plain sailing for LADY MALET, who was only beaten half-a-length over 7f at Lingfield and is improving with experience. Perfect Venture has hinted at ability and, though she'll do better when tackling handicaps, could be the one for forecast-backers here as Twinwood Star hasn't been seen since finishing third in a Bath nursery in August and the others have some improving to do if they are to figure. Newcomer Polar Forest is likely to need more time.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Polar Forest Kyllachy gelding out of Woodbeck.
Rene Mathis (GER) 12-1 (9-0) In touch, headway to track leaders halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 15l behind Bapak Sayang (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Actonetaketwo 33-1 (9-0) Keen soon led, ridden and headed approaching 3f out, soon behind, last of 9, well behind Streak (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Lady Malet 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 3 length clear 2f out, tired inside final furlong and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Staffhoss (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Perfect Venture 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 11, 6l behind Khobaraa (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Twinwood Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Spray Tan (8-13) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.