The betting suggested LATE NIGHT MARK was fancied to make a winning start over a mile here last month but was let down by inexperience. Charlie Hills' colt is expected to make a better fist of this with the longer trip likely to suit. Old Town Boy should be in the mix after a better effort at Wolverhampton last time and Turnbury is another to consider stepping up in distance with Frankie on board. But the main threat could come from Barye, who should have come on from his recent introduction over track and trip where he recovered from a slow start to finish fifth.
Barye 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden, headway and edged left over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 14, 5l behind Anglo Irish (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Haaffa Sovereign 100-1 (8-4) Chased leader 3f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 19l behind Secret Pursuit (7-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
In Seine 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, detatched before halfway, last of 9, 42l behind Swivel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Late Night Mark (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Slowly into stride, ran green in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, pushed along ran green and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Secret Pursuit (7-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Old Town Boy 4-1 (8-6) Held up in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Rock 'n' Roll Star (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Trafalgar Rock Mount Nelson colt out of Helter Helter.
Turnbury 16-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in touch, effort over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Poker Gold (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.