ICEBLAST returned from a short holiday to finish an excellent second to Kyllachy Star over course and distance nine days ago. Mick Easterby rarely wastes a trip this far south and his six-year-old should confirm that form with seventh Dozy Joe and eighth Perfect Mission today and go one better with in-form Adam Kirby doing the steering. Go Far faces a different test than when winning a 6f Fibresand maiden last month but Mister Musicmaster hinted at a revival on his latest start over 1m and Intomist is eased in grade.
Compton 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Mister Musicmaster 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, hampered over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fleckerl (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Comrade Bond 14-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led over 2f out until well over 1f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Capaill Liath (9-4) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
Intomist (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Oblitereight (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Go Far 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, driven to lead again final 75 yards, all out, won at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec beating Maakirr (9-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Perfect Mission 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader ,ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Iceblast 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dozy Joe 20-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.