SISTER GURU was returning from lay-off when winning this race last year but has a recent run under her belt this time round. Peter Hedger's mare gets the vote to reverse latest running with Dark Lane and come up trumps once again. Chevise won the first round of this sprint series here three weeks ago and is only 2lb higher today while Foie Gras bids for a hat-trick after landing a couple of Class 7 events at Kempton in December. Daneside went close under today's apprentice over track and trip last time and Putin can pop-up when in the mood.
Sister Guru 20-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 5l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dark Lane 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Kuanyao (8-11) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Pharoh Jake 10-1 (9-3) Off the pace towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd final 50 yards and closed on 2nd, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Random Success (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Artful Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly away outpaced, late headway, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Powerful Pierre (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Chevise (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Parisian Pyramid (9-5) by shd, 11 ran.
Foie Gras 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, smooth headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final 2f, led well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec beating Major Muscari (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Putin (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Pushed along to go prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Mishrif (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In rear, switched outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Homeboy (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Tracked winner, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Kuanyao (8-11) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Daneside (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.