CLASSICALLY has won twice over 1m2f here and is favourably treated at the weights. He's stepping up in trip today and his tendency to run free is a worry, but he looks to have a leading chance if settling better. Treacle Tart has claims dropping back in trip but Active Asset has plenty to find on these terms, while the Belgian raider Triple Point is without a win and hard to fancy. Layla's Dancer is not out of it if taking his chance but was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday.
Treacle Tart 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 4th of 6, 12l behind Exemplary (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Classically (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, wide straight, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Lay Claim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Active Asset (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 4 out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Luck Of The Draw (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Triple Point (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon struggling and behind, last of 10, 26l behind Rowe Park (9-3) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc (6) pol in Nov '06.
Layla's Dancer 5-1 (8-2) Held up in 4th, went 3rd over 3f out, chased clear winner well over 1f out, hung left and closed inside final furlong, not quite get up, 2nd of 8, nk behind Eseej (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.