Spirit Of Gondree never looked like following up his Wolverhampton victory when fifth at the same track off today's mark and Sir Dylan needed 1m4f to dead heat for first on his latest start. NORWEGIAN REWARD has come up short in a couple of outings since scoring at Lingfield in December but may be good enough to get the better of this uninspiring bunch and gets the tentative vote. Penbryn continues to slip down the weights and finished a bit closer last time when just ahead of Silkee Supreme while Menadati has gone close here off higher marks in the past.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Gracchus (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Canary Wharf (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Legal Legacy 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, hit inside rail over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 13, 5l behind Conducting (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Menadati (USA) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt, soon pushed along to chase leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind South Cape (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, every chance when edged left under pressure over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Tyrur Ted (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-58) (6) pol.
Landesherr (GER) 11-2 (9-9) In touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no threat after, 5th of 12, 10l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Sir Dylan 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, took keen hold in rear, headway on outside 2f out, hung left and went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards to join leader post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan deadheating with Midnight Bahia (8-10), 12 ran.
Penbryn (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, led again 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Silkee Supreme 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt raced wide mid-division, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 4l behind Bridge That Gap (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tallevu (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Shelovestobouggie 12-1 (9-2) Not much room start, held up towards rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 9l behind Young Jackie (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Flying Phoenix 12-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.