ATLANTIS CROSSING won a shade cosily when beating today's rival Light From Mars at Wolverhampton last time and can follow up. He's taken to reverse earlier form with Kung Hei Fat Choy, although the latter ran well again behind Anaconda in a conditions race on Saturday. Docofthebay looked a bit more like his old self when runner-up at Lingfield a week ago with Scottish Lake behind while Haaf A Sixpence and Fame Again are not without a chance. Dundalk winner Free Spin has joined David Barron and is another to consider in a competitive affair.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Light From Mars (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, effort 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Haaf A Sixpence 4-5fav (9-3) Made all, quickened over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Fast Finian (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Pressed winner, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Anaconda (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Free Spin (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th 2f out, soon ridden, 8th 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
Light From Mars 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along to lead over 1f out, kept on and headed close home, lost 2nd place post, 3rd of 7, hd behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Lujeanie 8-1 (8-10) Held up in 6th, ridden on outside 2f out, stayed on to 4th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 3l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Scottish Lake 6-1 (9-1) Led, driven 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Majuro (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in 5th, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 8, 4l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fame Again 3-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Saoi (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Russian Ice 3-1 (9-5) Hampered start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Compton Rainbow (8-9) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.