BELLOMI and Kipchak may be the two to concentrate on here with Bookiebasher Babe perhaps the best of the rest. Gay Kelleway's charge is probably flattered by his rating of eighty eight but his trainer places her horses well and he has an obvious chance if running near his best. He's fitted with some headgear for the first time and may benefit from that. Kipchak drops back two furlongs in trip but that should be no problem at this venue as long as he handles the surface but Eddie Ahern has been on the last twice and jumps ship to the selection. Bookiebasher Babe and Ricci De Mare are course and distance winners who could benefit from returning here whilst Maddy receives plenty of weight all round but we'll take Bellomi to give weight and a beating to his rivals.
Bellomi (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up and always in rear, last of 9, 12l behind Bazroy (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Kipchak (IRE) 9-4jt-fav (8-10) Led to post, raced keenly, led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Mayfair's Future (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 2f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Nov.
Bookiebasher Babe (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Blues Minor (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Nicada (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 18l behind Blacktoft (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Autograph Hunter 33-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Royal Island (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ricci de Mare 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division after 2f, struggling in rear over 3f out, soon tailed off, virtually pulled up entering straight, trotted over line, last of 11, well behind La Estrella (9-13) at W'hampton 1m 6f clm (6) pol in Nov.
Maddy 18-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 6l behind Whodunit (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.