Mandy's Hero has made all to win his last two starts over 5f and had Johnny Hancocks back in third when scoring over C&D last time. A line through the runner-up also gives him the beating of today's rivals Je Suis Unrockstar and Lady Prodee and Ian Williams' charge will be hard to beat. However, BARNET FAIR may be up to the task. He was headed close home when runner-up over 6f here a fortnight ago but, dropped in class today, he is fancied to go one better. Palais Glide won her maiden at Lingfield last month and there should be more to come from her.
Barnet Fair 14-1 (8-4) Held up in last, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, led well over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed last stride, 2nd of 7, nk behind Fred Willetts (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Mandy's Hero 10-3 (9-1) Went slightly left start, soon led, made rest, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Mr Optimistic (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Lady Prodee 13-8fav (8-11) Reared start, took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, hung right well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Mr Optimistic (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Palais Glide Evensfav (8-12) Made all, hard driven approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Christmas Aria (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Led early, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd well inside, kept on, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Mandy's Hero (9-1) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Je Suis Unrockstar 10-1 (8-13) Held up, took keen hold, switched left and headway over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Mr Optimistic (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.