Welease Bwian has looked high enough in the weights since recording a double here at the end of last year. Megaleka failed to cope with a 7lb rise last time for her earlier win at Wolverhampton but Rise To Glory has slipped down the handicap and was beaten only a length over 6f here last week. However, earlier form gives him a bit to find with DESERT STRIKE and the latter is only 1lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last month. Conor Dore's charge also has the beating of Mossgo and Dawn Catcher and it could be his turn again today.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Multitask (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol.
Bay Knight (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Raced wide in rear, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind The Great Gabrial (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Desert Strike 3-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, soon headed, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Profile Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 4l behind Triple Dream (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Danzoe (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure well over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Megaleka 4-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway on inside over 1f out, not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, ran on, went 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Interchoice Star (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mossgo (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Volito (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Led, headed 3f out, led again over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Volito (8-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dawn Catcher 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, not clear run over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.