The frustrating ENCORE UN FOIS disappointed yet again back in handicap company last time. However, he did manage to get his head in front in a claimer over 1m2f at this track before that and gets a tentative vote to confirm the form with runner-up Ice Cold Bex here. The latter will appreciate the return to a mile, while West Side may do better stepping up to today's distance for the first time. Brown Pete looks best of the remainder with a 7lb claimer to help his cause.
Encore Un Fois 11-2 (9-0) Steadied start, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Woop Woop (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Brown Pete (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Kames Park (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Deliberation (IRE) 33-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Global Village (8-7) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
Ice Cold Bex 12-1 (8-2) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Junoob (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
West Side (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 5l behind Gazboolou (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Loch Fleet (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Signora Frasi (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.