MATRAASH won two sellers here last summer before completing a hat-trick at Wolverhampton, where he landed another seller last month. If he runs to the same level he should just about take care of Officer In Command, another who is a very consistent plater with eight all-weather victories to his credit. Mahadee has won twice already this year, over a mile at Kempton and 1m4f here so today's in-between trip should prove ideal. He has a bit to find with the two principals on official ratings but can still go well. Conducting, three times a winner over the track and trip, was behind Copperwood when last seen in December but didn't get the best of runs and can reverse the form.
Auden (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Raced wide keen, close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Fearless Lad (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Copperwood 8-1 (8-4) Took keen hold and held uyp in rear, closer order on outside over 6f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 12l behind Top Diktat (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Mahadee (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up well off the pace, took closer order before halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol beating Stand Guard (9-10) by 2l, 4 ran.
Matraash (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Back Burner (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Jan.
Officer In Command (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along well over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Back Burner (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Jan.
Conducting 8-1 (9-4) In touch, lost place over 4f out, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Lily Edge 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, last pair, no chance when hampered on inside and switched left over 1f out, last of 13, 9l behind Compton Bird (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.