Beat The Bell re-opposes on better terms having found Dark Lane only a head too good in a seller at Lingfield last time. The latter has since been beaten back in handicap company and Jamie Osborne's charge may well take his revenge. He still has TORRES DEL PAINE to beat in this, however, as all four of the latter's Polytrack wins came over track and trip including his latest in September and Brett Johnson's charge gets the vote to bounce back to form. Where's Reiley has a shout at the weights but hasn't been at his best of late.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Pulled hard towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 10l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Torres Del Paine 4-1fav (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 12l behind The Strig (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dark Lane 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 3l behind Colbyor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Jailer 16-1 (8-4) Prominent on outside, weakened 1f out, 9th of 14, 14l behind Amber Heights (9-0) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Where's Reiley (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Outpaced, soon towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Hamoody (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Beat The Bell 5-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, squeezed through to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Dark Lane (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Dixie Gwalia 20-1 (8-7) Keen hold in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 8l behind Sandy Lane (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.