Another tricky race for punters to fathom. Black Caesar attempted to make all over 7f at Lingfield and will have benefited greatly from the run while Beach Bar ended his first campaign with a victory over a mile on that track and looks certain to improve this year. KILLING TIME made excellent progress last season winning at Windsor and Kempton, both times in blinkers. He wasn't wearing them on his reappearance at Doncaster where he looked just in need of the run and, as they are back on here, he gets the vote. Chatez is by the sprinter Dandy Man but is a half-brother to two winning bumpers. He looked a nice type when scoring at Newbury and is by no means harshly treated for his handicap debut. Mime Dance won a 7f maiden here in September when the ground was soft and it's difficult to rule out any of the remainder in a wide-open contest.
Black Caesar (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Headway to lead over 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Glorious Empire (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beach Bar (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hung right, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Billy Blue (9-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Killing Time (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 5l behind Rudi Five One (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Chatez (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway going well over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Observational (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Dance Bid 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Autumn Lily (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Mime Dance 2-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, last of 4, 2 3/4l behind Finn Class (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Bureau (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Volume (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct.
Zugzwang (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Brown Eyed Honey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Lesha (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Dwelt, headway to lead over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Arrowzone (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Golden Journey (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, ridden and one pace over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Oasis Fantasy (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Gratzie 14-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Arrowzone (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ajig 20-1 (9-5) Led 2f, chased leader until lost place over 4f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Isabella Beeton 5-4fav (8-1) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Indira (8-4) by 2l, 5 ran.