RED CAPE has been well beaten on turf recently but won a handicap over C&D in December. If he runs anywhere near that level in this company than Ruth Carr's charge is the one to beat as he's well clear of the opposition on official ratings. Catalyze was backed as though defeat was out of the question in a seller at Lingfield last month and duly obliged while Chjimes has the beating of Whipphound on his latest run behind Waabel. Steelcut never figured form a high draw at Kempton last time but is not easily dismissed back in plating company.
Catalyze Evensfav (9-9) Held up in touch, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon pressed, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar beating Riflessione (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Chjimes (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Waabel (9-3) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Sabys Gem (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never involved, 10th of 17, 14l behind Valmina (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Steelcut 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 6l behind Howyadoingnotsobad (8-10) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Red Cape (FR) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Thunderball (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Whipphound 14-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Eyes On 28-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Bawaardi (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.