Whitby Jet is 3lb higher than December's win over course and distance but is not easily dismissed in this company while Abigails Angel has a shout back up in distance. In contrast, Buckland and Travelling have something to prove over today's trip but Conducting has been in fine form at Lingfield and went close again when third at that track last week. TADABEER will need to step up on his return to the Flat over too short a trip at Lingfield last month but is capable of doing so dropped in class and he gets the speculative vote in an open race.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 4l behind Canary Wharf (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Abigails Angel 5-1 (9-7) Held up in 4th, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press winner final 75 yards, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Al Freej (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Tadabeer 16-1 (8-12) Held up in last pair, never involved, 9th of 10, 5l behind Mister Musicmaster (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Buckland (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Conducting 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leader until 3f out, rallied and stayed on to 2nd again final 100 yards until close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Understory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
King Olav (UAE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 9, 21l behind Reflect (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Six Silver Lane 33-1 (9-4) Soon led, set good pace until steadied 7f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Purple 'n Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Travelling 8-1 (8-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mister Musicmaster (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.