Windlass will be fancied to finish closer back over a mile but she was still well beaten when third over track and trip last month. BARBARY provided trainer Charlie Fellowes with his first winner when scoring over 7f here last week. He gave the impression this longer trip would suit and can follow-up, confirming running with Sandy Cove in the process. Black Vale has plenty to find with the selection on collateral form but Royal Bushida may prove a threat back on the Polytrack.
Black Vale (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind El Duque (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Windlass (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Khatiba (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Barbary (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating El Duque (9-1) by 1l, 11 ran.
Penara 50-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 16l behind Betimes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Tizlove Regardless (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 25l behind Jazzy Lady (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Sandy Cove 7-1 (9-0) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Barbary (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Whispering Star (USA) 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 8, 8l behind Guishan (9-10) at Southwell 6f mdn fll (5) fbs in Jan.
Royal Bushida 5-1 (8-13) In rear, behind over 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 7, 9l behind Frankthetank (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.