Silver Linnet seems best when racing up with the pace as when making all at Kempton last week. She'll have to get into top gear pretty early from a wide draw today, however, and GOOD TIMIN' is taken to reverse recent running. He was beaten only a length by the latter at Kempton and is now 13lb lower than October's original handicap mark. Sally's Swansong should also go well on her comeback having scored over C&D last March, but Mosa Mine is another who will need things to go her way from today's high draw.
Silver Linnet (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Good Timin' (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Mosa Mine 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind The Tatling (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Cri Na Mara (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Almadaa (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Hambleton 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Consistant (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Divertimenti (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Fluctuation (9-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Replicator 14-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 6l behind Silver Linnet (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, in 2nd place halfway, weakened to 4th place well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Novabridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sally's Swansong 7-1 (8-7) Dwelt mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Straboe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Good Timin' 17-2 (9-0) Tracked winner, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Silver Linnet (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Love Club 25-1 (8-5) In touch until outpaced over 3f out, struggling when hung left from 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Imaginary Diva (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Lois Lane 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Deveze (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Morermaloke 8-1 (8-13) Led until headed approaching final 2f, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 10, 21l behind Consistant (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Green Warrior 33-1 (9-3) Close up until well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 9l behind Silver Linnet (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.