Sprinters in form are dangerous to ignore so there's every chance that Dorback can defy a 12lb penalty after making all to score twice in the space of three days. He now aims to register the hat-trick in less than a week and should go well despite the steadier of 10-4. On the book, Whitecrest, a course and distance winner, should handle the topweight on these terms but that was before Violet Jordan's charge struck form. He's a danger all the same whilst Monumental Man and Billy Red are arguably better on artificial surfaces. All of which leaves RED REFRACTION to take on his elders and the Hannon inmate continues to give a decent account although there must be reservations about him dropping to the minimum trip for the first time. He's a chance worth taking though with improvement likely, especially with his useful pilot claiming a valuable 5lb.
Dorback 9-4fav (10-2) Made virtually all, driven clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Welease Bwian (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sandfrankskipsgo 7-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 6l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-7) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Whitecrest 33-1 (9-8) Towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 8l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Monumental Man 5-2 (10-0) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bubbly Ballerina 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dorback (10-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Billy Red 16-1 (10-0) In touch towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Desert Strike (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Red Refraction (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 5l behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Marvelino 50-1 (8-11) Raced wide and always towards rear, 11th of 15, 22l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.