Welease Bwian is a consistent sort over 5f but doesn't stay much further than the minimum. Roy's Legacy was second over this trip at Lingfield last Wednesday, however, while Lastkingofscotland is invariably thereabouts at this level and had fellow C&D winner Belinsky behind when runner-up at Wolverhampton last month. FORTROSE ACADEMY hasn't managed a win since landing his maiden over C&D more than a year ago but he's been placed three times over 7f lately and could just appreciate the drop back in trip. Also eased a little in the weights, Andrew Balding's gelding can come out on top but it would be no surprise the equally well-weighted Speak The Truth alongside him in the firing-line.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Outpaced, 9th of 11, 11l behind Another Citizen (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dressed In Lace 16-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Millibar (9-2) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Rafaaf (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 17l behind Outpost (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Roy's Legacy 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead on inside over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind The Strig (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 9th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Efistorm 8-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, left disputing lead approaching final 4f, led approaching halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 9l behind Mac Gille Eoin (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Oratorian (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 13l behind Good Luck Charm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Havin' A Good Time (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Belinsky (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Aldermoor (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.