No recent winning form on offer but Sole Danser went close when runner-up at Wolverhampton last week and should be in the firing-line again in this lesser company. Mother Jones is capable at this level and could figure while Welease Bwian had both Dancing Freddy and HAADEETH behind when finding only one too good over C&D a week ago. The latter failed to get a clear run on that occasion, however, and 17lb lower than his latest win in April last year, it could be his turn today. Gabbiano has also slipped down the weights and makes most appeal of the remainder with a recent comeback under his belt.
Sole Danser (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Gabbiano 9-2 (9-7) Held up off the pace in 7th, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 11, 3l behind Alnoomaas (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Avonmore Star 9-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway towards inside when not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Fabled City (8-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Night Trade (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Proper Charlie 4-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, effort 2f out, faded final furlong, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kakatosi (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Mother Jones 8-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed after 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 12l behind Aubrietia (9-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Key Ambition 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when not much room and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Khawatim (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 120 yards, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Haadeeth 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, headway inside final 2f, chased leaders when not much room 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.