STANLOW just did enough to get his head in front at this track before following up at Wolverhampton last time. He's only been raised 3lb and a hat-trick looks on the cards. Standing Strong went close stepped up to 1m4f on his latest start and Brighton winner Dawn Rock has a shout on her return to action. Dazzling Valentine scored off a 6lb higher mark on the Turf course here last summer and has claims on that form while Dreaming Again has scope for improvement stepping up in trip and may prove best of the rest.
Dazzling Valentine 11-2 (8-13) Dwelt, held up off the pace in 7th, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 14l behind Sian Gwalia (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Stanlow Evensfav (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, went 2nd over 7f out, led well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Do More Business (9-1) by nk, 8 ran.
Orpen'arry (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, some late headway, never a factor, 9th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov '12.
Standing Strong (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Keen, held up towards rear, headway on outer to join leaders 2f out, edged left and led narrowly over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cabuchon (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scamperdale 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Outlaw Torn (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Indian Violet (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Wishformore (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Dawn Rock 9-2 (8-6) Tracked leader until over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced and hampered over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Bold Cross (9-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug.
Dreaming Again 12-1 (9-0) Not much room after 1f, towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Arte Del Calcio 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, pushed along over 3f out, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 9l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Choral Rhythm (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Medam (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.