ZAIN TIME gets a token vote in an uninspiring sprint. She was still well beaten when runner-up in a maiden here last time but there could be more to come now handicapping. It took Frank The Barber 18 attempts to get off the mark but he was in front of Rat Catcher and Wimboldsley when scoring over track and trip last time. The latter had finished well ahead of subsequent Kempton winner Argent Touch when scoring here in September and the remainder are harder to fancy.
Oil Strike 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Rialto Magic (9-1) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Novabridge 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, no impression after, 10th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Rialto Magic (9-1) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Shaft of Light 28-1 (9-1) Behind and pushed along, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Lazy Sioux (8-9) at Catterick 5f hcp (6) gs in Apr.
Zain Time 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, outpaced 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Helvetia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Zebs Lad (IRE) 5-1fav (9-6) Towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4 3/4l behind Spirit Of Rosanna (9-0) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) gs in Oct.
Virile (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Slowly away, held up towards rear, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Zuberi (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Oct.
Frank The Barber (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched right 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Top Cop (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Milady Eileen (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Diatomic (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Argent Touch 8-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, soon recovered chasing leaders, hanging right when slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on into 3rd post, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Miracle Garden (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Wimboldsley 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, hung left and lost place over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Frank The Barber (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Rat Catcher (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Frank The Barber (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.