Lager Time improved for the step up to 6f here on his recent handicap debut and should go well again but TARTAN BLUE gets the nod. The latter faced a much tougher task on her first attempt at handicapping when fourth behind dual winner Saga Lout. Third-placed Outbid has subsequently won and Robert Cowell's filly can make the most of the drop in class. Holding Fast is hard to fancy dropping back to 5f and Jubilini has shown nothing so far.
Lager Time (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, hung right from over 4f out, soon driven forward, led over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Katy Spirit (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Tartan Blue 20-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, ridden entering final furlong, no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Saga Lout (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Holding Fast (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Steadied start in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 6l behind Red Eight (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Jubilini 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, pressed leader untill halfway, soon dropped out, last of 10, 21l behind Jubilee Diamond (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) fm in Sep.