A very modest maiden that is within the compass of ON TERMS though Freedom Fire and Mymateeric will give him something to think about. Simon Dow's charge shaped with plenty of promise last time out though probably did not help himself through lack of experience. With two runs under his belt at this circuit, there should be no such excuses this afternoon. Freedom Fire is well there on official figures. Gambled on last week, it will be interesting to see if those backers are getting themselves involved again.Mymateeric has improved over hurdles during the last few months. He has been tried over two miles on the level - staying on well without threatening to win. Dovedon Earl is eligible for handicaps so it is surprising that he shows up here. Law Of The Jungle shapes as if this 1m4f is within his reach though he does not do things particularly quickly. On Terms has the most progressive profile of these and we award him our recommendation.
Abfabfong (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) In touch, 6th and pushed along early straight, hung left from over 2f out, soon driven, no impression, 6th of 14, 8l behind Love And Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp (6) gd in Jun '08.
Nelson Vettori 11-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon no impression, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Bouggler (8-4) at Newcastle 2m hcap (5) gs in Aug '08.
Dovedon Earl 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Buxted (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Freedom Fire (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) In touch, headway going well 2f out, ridden to dispute lead throughout final furlong, headed last stride, 2nd of 13, shd behind Vinces (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mymateeric 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Venture Capitalist (8-12) at Southwell 2m mdn stks (5) fbs.
Two Oclock John Fraam gelding out of Ishona.
Always The Sun 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind King's Jester (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Law Of The Jungle (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up in rear, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mekong Miss (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
On Terms (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Soon prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Moscow Oznick (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Set Em Up Mo 50-1 (8-5) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 10l behind Moscow Oznick (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Try Cat 16-1 (8-12) Led until over 4f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 33l behind Cozy Tiger (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.