Well beaten in a Class 4 handicap last time, ASPIRANT won a couple of selling races in December that included a victory over course and distance. Bill Turner's charge can pick up the winning thread back at this level. Ealain Aibrean is weighted to go close but has done most of her racing over 5f including recent placed efforts at Southwell and on the Polytrack before that. Skinny Love won at Wolverhampton the last time he competed in plating company and has the beating of The Doyle Machine and Sandsman's Girl on today's terms.
Aspirant 10-1 (8-9) Disputed lead until ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Thataboy (8-1) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Dawnfromthepast (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 11l behind Dandys Perier (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sandsman's Girl (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced when switched left over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 13l behind Exceeding Power (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Skinny Love 11-2 (9-2) With leader, led over 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Pensax Lad (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
The Doyle Machine (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 5, 5l behind Three Pips (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Bearing Kisses (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from halfway, last of 17, 37l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, found no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Argent Touch (8-0) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Jenny Sparks 6-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Costa Filey (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.