Jezza was beaten by the narrowest of margins over 2m last time but had previously landed a hat-trick over 1m6f at Southwell and Wolverhampton, so this drop back in trip is no problem. He can figure along with a rejuvenated Layla's Dancer, who scored over C&D recently and has his first run for Tony Carroll today. However, GUNSLINGER hinted at a return to form in a much better race here a week ago and this drop in class can see him back to winning ways. Suntrap has scope for improvement, but Profit's Reality and Diamond Twister look up against it.
Jezza 4-7fav (9-7) Held up in 4th, closed to challenge 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 6, ns behind Treacle Tart (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Gunslinger (FR) 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Suntrap 8-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, held when hampered approaching final furlong, not recover, 10th of 11, 5l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Profit's Reality (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader briefly over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 6, 13l behind La Estrella (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs.
Layla's Dancer 10-3 (8-10) Tracked clear leader, switched of rail 6f out, led over 2f out, ridden and soon quickened pace, driven clear entering final furlong, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 5f clm stks (6) pol beating Mongoose Alert (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Diamond Twister (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Suhailah (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.