Crimson Fern is the selection ahead of Time Share and Capania. The selection benefited from experienced handling in an ameteur riders contest at Lingfield recently. Prior to that victory, her main undoing was her failure to settle and today, over the minimum trip that worry is eliminated. The mandatory 6lb penalty should not be enough to prevent her posting win number two inside five days, despite her poor draw. Time Share appears most effective over the minimum trip. Not the most prolific of winners, her sole victory came over the course last season. A step up is necessary on recent outings but she has been sliding down the ratings and hails from a yard in form. Capania is the least exposed and tackles this distance for the first time. From a decent draw she is put forward to reward each way punters. Despite her poor draw, Crimson Fern is the selection to beat home a moderate field.
Crimson Fern (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Held up, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on well to lead well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f amt hcp (6) pol beating Savile's Delight (10-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Capania (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 16l behind Sophia Gardens (8-4) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (5) fbs.
Shafrons Canyon (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Four Tel (9-3) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
On The Map 40-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders until weakened over 3f out, last of 7, 35l behind Sophia Gardens (8-4) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (5) fbs.
Cow Girl (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced keenly towards rear, some headway on inside 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 6l behind Golden Square (8-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Briery Blaze 11-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 11th of 12, 9l behind Cabourg (8-9) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Prettilini 8-1 (9-0) Led until headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 9l behind Avoca Dancer (9-0) at Kempton 6f Stks (41-45) (7) pol.
Time Share (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in 4th, chased leaders over 1f out, checked just inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 6, 4l behind King of Charm (9-0) at Kempton 5f Stks (41-45) (7) pol.
Cadogen Square 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, not much room over 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 7l behind Charlotte Grey (9-0) at W'hampton 6f app stk (7) pol.