Sebs Sensei was only beaten half-a-length off a mark of 70 in a handicap over course and distance last time. He's rated 6lb higher than Excellent Royale, a beaten favourite in his last two starts and becoming expensive to follow. But neither of them have the scope of BOWIE BOY, a staying-on third here last month having been held up well off the pace and hampered turning for home. Ralph Beckett's colt can find the necessary improvement to land this. The others with experience have a bit to prove but Willie Muir's newcomer Jammy Moment is a half-brother to two Flat winners and should have a future.
Bowie Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up, headway entering final furlong, ran on, improved, 3rd of 12, 5l behind The Third Man (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Excellent Royale (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leader, led 6f out, hung right on bend well over 1f out, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Secret Suspect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Harry's Summer (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 13, 8l behind Perfect Persuasion (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Needs The Run 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, behind, never a factor, 7th of 9, 14l behind Swivel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Sand Stormer (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 9l behind Perfect Persuasion (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Sebs Sensei (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, keen early, driven to lead well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mersad (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Feisty Dragon (IRE) Camacho filly out of Ejder.
French Accent 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 12th of 14, 16l behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Jammy Moment Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Special Moment.
Silent Pursuit Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Lay A Whisper.