El Bravo had Cool Kid a neck behind when scoring at Wolverhampton last month and there's very little between the pair on the revised terms. Rodrigo De Freitas was gaining his first Polytrack success on his 19th start when successful over the C&D a month ago so a 5lb rise looks excessive. Landesherr is well handicapped on his best form though he's still without a win on the surface unlike Sir Dylan, who is just 2lb higher than when scoring over the C&D in November. TIME SQUARE was running well at this time a year ago and has had just two starts since March. He's dropped to a very fair mark and is taken to gain his first success on the all-weather.
Shirataki (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 29l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, recovered and held up in touch after 1f, closed 3f out, led 2f out, clear entering final furlong, edged right, just held on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Comedy House (9-5) by ns, 13 ran.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 7l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Landesherr (GER) 3-1fav (9-2) Set steady pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind Zenarinda (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
El Bravo 5-1 (8-11) Made most, set steady pace, ridden 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Cool Kid (8-11) by nk, 11 ran.
Time Square (FR) 8-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 12l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Nolecce 16-1 (8-12) Soon prominent, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Safwaan (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) pol in Dec.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 24l behind Thecornishcowboy (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Sir Dylan 16-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, held up disputing 5th, headway under pressure over 2f out, went modest 4th well over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Honour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Cool Kid 20-1 (8-11) Keen tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, gaining on winner towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind El Bravo (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Whiepa Snappa (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 30l behind Cool Sky (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Fromthestables Com (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 13, 12l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Irene Kennet 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Miss Blakeney (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Here Comes Jeanie 14-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 11, 9l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.