PARHELION left the impression he would come on for the run when beaten only a length here on his recent reappearance. He looks capable of winning a race at this level and, in an open contest, he's just preferred to Beaubrav. The latter has been raised 8lb after a cosy victory over 1m4f here last time and will need to show further progress if he's to follow-up. Zafranagar won a maiden in good style last time and could figure while Maslak and Grande Caiman have claims on their best form and are others to consider.
Beaubrav 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon led, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Archie Rice (9-10) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Grande Caiman (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway over 4f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Kimberley Downs (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Maslak (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 11, 26l behind Trip The Light (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Parhelion 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, chased winner after, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Transformer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Bariolo (FR) 12-1 (9-10) Held up last, pushed along 4f out, stayed on to modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Transformer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Jenny Potts 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Beaubrav (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Zafranagar (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd travelling well inside final 3f, led approaching 2f out, soon ridden clear, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating New Den (9-3) by 6l, 8 ran.
Bold Adventure 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out until ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Kiama Bay (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Soundbyte 5-1 (9-5) Mostly tracked leader until led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon beaten, jockey took things easy towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Luck Of The Draw (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.