A drop in trip and the blinkers back on should see an improved effort from MY SWEET GEORGIA and she gets the vote over Cognac Boy and Woolston Ferry. Simon Callaghan's Royal Applause filly was disappointing last time when easy to back in handicap company. That run stretched her stamina and she also ran without the headgear; all signs today point to a big run and if the market agrees then back her with confidence. Woolston Ferry is one of two course and distance winners in the line-up, and Mick Channon's gelding is the highest rated in the line-up. His recent run behind Five Star Junior reads well and having won in claiming company before, a big run should be expected despite his rating looking to flatter him somewhat. Cognac Boy improved for first-time blinkers at the track last time and he must be rated a danger if they have the same effect today. Art Fund represents a yard that commands plenty of respect when pitching horses in at this level, whilst Spinight is interesting dropped in class and stepped back up in trip. Quite a competitive claimer, and preference is for My Sweet Georgia.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never on terms, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Five Star Junior (8-13) at W'hampton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Cognac Boy (USA) 7-1 (8-3) In touch, chased leader over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, drew clear towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm (6) pol beating Flawless Diamond (8-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
My Sweet Georgia (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 6, 6l behind Common Diva (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Art Fund (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Held up behind, headway on outer and carried wide entering straight inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure final furlong, finished well, nearest finish, 6th of 9, 2l behind Raimond Ridge (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sll (6) pol.
Spinight (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Arachnophobia (9-4) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Cwmni 66-1 (7-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Smalljohn (8-9) at W'hampton 7f 2yo clm (6) pol in Dec.
Patience Rewarded 33-1 (8-2) Behind from halfway, 8th of 9, 17l behind Syrinx (8-2) at Kempton 7f mdn stk (5) pol.
Wickedly Fast (USA) 7-1 (8-1) In touch until weakened rapidly over 2f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 35l behind Smalljohn (9-2) at W'hampton 7f 2yo sll (6) pol in Nov.
Nun Today (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and effort 2f out, soon one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ain't Talkin' (8-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol.