After The Storm went close once again over 1m4f here last month. He'd earlier finished just ahead of Shalianzi when runner-up at this track and they meet on the same terms today. With that pair closely matched, a chance is taken on CONSERVE. Placed on her last couple of outings on the Polytrack, she is expected to appreciate today's longer trip. Candesta and She's A Honey are others to note among the more lightly-raced types though they've both got some improving to do to get involved.
After The Storm 5-4fav (9-9) Headway to 2nd 10f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, but headed final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Gentlemax (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Madrinas Prince (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Unseated rider prior to going in stalls, started very slowly, outpaced and always in rear, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Secret Pursuit (7-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Midnight Chorister 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in last, went 4th 5f out, outpaced from over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 18l behind Bandit Country (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Ring Eye (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Soon raced in moderate 6th, closer order from before 3 out, no impression from after next, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 15, 18l behind Roja Dove (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Sash Of Honour (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, edged right and ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Openly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '12.
Candesta (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Went slightly right start, held up, closed over 4f out, ridden 3f out, outpaced by leaders when going 4th from 2f out, no impression, one pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Eco Warrior (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Ceevee 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, recovered to lead over 10f out, headed 8f out, stayed prominent, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 38l behind Archive (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Celtic Sunlight 50-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Hill Fort (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Shalianzi (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leading pair until over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd again over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Candyman Can (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Conserve (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 8f out until over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Sagesse (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Fruity Bun 22-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 17l behind Rakticate (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) sft in Oct '12.
She's A Honey 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 41l behind Sharareh (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.