This is a modest affair and the longer trip is a worry for Cyflymder and Miami Gator, who would have a chance on their best form but haven't shown a great deal in recent runs. Adam Kirby has strong claims aboard Delightful Sleep, who won over 1m1f at Wolverhampton in November, but we prefer MOJO BEAR. Fourth in a similar contest over track and trip last Wednesday, Sylvester Kirk's filly will be helped by Josh Baudains' claim today. Penbryn has been sprinting lately but stays this far and could be the pick of the remainder.
Mespone (FR) 5-1 (9-9) Chased winner, pushed along 4f out, lost place over 3f out, soon behind and struggling, tailed off, last of 6, 25l behind Mrs Micawber (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Cyflymder (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Always in rear, last of 9, 16l behind Silly Billy (9-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Delightful Sleep 3-1fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along and headway 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost well held 3rd final strides, 4th of 5, 5l behind Disco Dave (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Penbryn (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Venture (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Mojo Bear 12-1 (9-2) In touch, headway to lead well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, lost place towards finish, 4th of 13, 5l behind Sutton Sid (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kilburn 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, led after 1f, set strong pace, headed 2f out, weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Sonnetation (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Greek Islands (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 9l behind De Lesseps (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Miami Gator (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Silly Billy (8-11) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs.
Total Obsession 12-1 (8-7) Chased leading pair, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Beacon Lady (8-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Querido (GER) 20-1 (8-13) Outpaced in rear, headway centre 2f out, ridden and chased leaders in 4th over 1f out, dropped to 5th in closing stages, 5th of 13, 3l behind Pink Lips (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) sft in May.