Dove Mountain attempts this longer trip for the first time and is not certain to last home. ULTIMATE WARRIOR ran poorly in a Class 4 handicap recently but comes out best at the weights in this lesser grade and has gone close over 1m2f before. Jim Boyle's charge gets the vote as he has plenty in hand on today's terms with Big Kenny while Casper Lee doesn't look good enough. Abdication showed nothing on his racecourse debut and is immediately dropped in class.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Sloane Avenue (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Abdication 25-1 (8-9) Ran green and outpaced in last pair, never involved, 9th of 12, 11l behind Dubawi Light (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Big Kenny 8-1 (9-0) Pressed leader until 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Filament Of Gold (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Casper Lee (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon outpaced in rear, ridden 4f out, soon lost touch, last of 11, 28l behind Frankthetank (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Ultimate Warrior (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Swivel (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.