These three-year-old handicaps can be tricky at this time of year. Charlie Hills has done well with limited runners on artificial surfaces this winter, including HEY FIDDLE FIDDLE, a decisive winner over the minimum trip when breaking his maiden at Wolverhampton in December. He seems fairly treated stepping back into handicap company and should have no problem with the extra furlong. Art Show is a tricky customer on what we've seen so far and seemed to take a thorough dislike to the Southwell Fibresand last time when a well beaten favourite. However, he retains claims off bottom weight if reproducing his fourth place behind Russian Ballet in a Kempton handicap in December. The remainder have some sort of chance with Dawn Lightning just preferred for the minor placing.
Dawn Lightning 25-1 (8-11) Awkward start, held up, switched right and headway 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, soon pressing winner, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Oratorian (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Words Come Easy 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 5l behind Pearl Rebel (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hey Fiddle Fiddle (IRE) 15-8 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec beating Magilini (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Jawking 50-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, last of 8, 16l behind Pearl Rebel (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ionwy 14-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Chambles (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Umph (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Chapellerie (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Art Show 5-4fav (8-6) Started slowy, outpaced, ridden halfway, headway to 3rd inside final 2f, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Bella Ophelia (8-6) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.