WARBROOK still showed signs of inexperience when only fourth in a 7f maiden here last month. But he kept on well in the closing stages having been slowly away and there's a good chance that the step back up in distance will suit. He's now fitted with a hood to help him concentrate and can give weight to a largely more exposed bunch. Ronya, having her first run on the Polytrack, may be capable of better but hasn't raced since October. Crowdmania also returns from a break and makes his all-weather debut while Plough Boy probably needs further and Evacusafe Lady was still beaten six length when runner-up at Southwell.
Warbrook (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly away, in touch over 4f out, effort approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jalingo (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Crowdmania 8-1 (8-10) Led until 2f out, chased leader, soon ridden, lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Juan Alonso (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Sweet Alibi (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Always behind, 8th of 11, 5l behind Mersad (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Ronya (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led, headed halfway, prominent, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Gilbey's Mate (9-5) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Evacusafe Lady 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase clear winner over 2f out, kept on same pace, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Excel Best (9-7) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Sweetness Lady 16-1 (9-0) Took keen old in touch, effort over 1f out, faded closing stages, 4th of 13, 6l behind Perfect Persuasion (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Starlight Princess (IRE) 50-1 (7-7) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, last of 8, 3 1/2l behind Drive On (8-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Amontillado (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led 1f, remained prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mersad (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Plough Boy (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, nk behind Dutchartcollector (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.