Napinda beat Shearian at Southwell but came up short off a higher mark at Lingfield last time while Luv U Whatever is another recent winner on the Fibresand and is 6lb higher today. World Freight Girl and Rainford Glory finished upsides over track and trip last time and should be in the mix but CLOSE TOGETHER is preferred. She wasn't disgraced in a couple of outings over 1m2f earlier this month and will appreciate the return to today's shorter trip as Robert Mills' filly won her maiden over a mile at Lingfield in October. Limoges and Alshan Fajer are handicap debutants to note.
Close Together (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Led, ran wide on 1st turn, ridden and headed over 2f out, led again on inside well over 1f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Gabrial The Duke (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spirit of Success 6-1 (8-13) Steadied start, behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 19l behind Rose Ransom (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Napinda 4-1 (8-6) Led after 1f, ridden and joined over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Hillbilly Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Alshan Fajer 66-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Al Enbess (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Exit Clause 10-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Devout (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shearian 7-4 (8-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, 1 1/2l behind Napinda (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Luv U Whatever 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led approaching 3f out, ridden and challenged from 2f out, driven out gamely, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Suspension (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Spreading 16-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 3l behind Devout (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, just missed 3rd, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Byroness (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 11, 18l behind Colmar Kid (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Limoges 25-1 (8-9) Pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Hard Walnut (8-9) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
World Freight Girl 66-1 (8-7) Held up last, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Byroness (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ceekay's Girl 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Progenitor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Our Manekineko 20-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride and always in rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 7th of 8, 13l behind Senyuman (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.