Goldmadchen complicates matters as she would have every chance if taking part but had leading claims at this track yesterday. Neil's Pride and White Fusion have both been placed over shorter trips here and could get involved while Zefooha and Scribe have the past form to figure on their first start on Fibresand. ENTITLEMENT also makes her course debut after opening her account over 2m at Kempton. She's 3lb higher today but James Fanshawe's filly can go in again if handling the slower surface.
White Fusion 11-2 (9-9) Led to 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Biggins Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Low Key (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakened, 7th of 8, 4l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Zefooha (FR) 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, lost place over 5f out, 10th of 12, well behind Categorical (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Nov.
Goldmadchen (GER) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance when edged right inside final furlong, faded, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
Lyric Poet (USA) 3-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 4f out, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 7, 16l behind Royal Sea (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Entitlement 7-4fav (9-1) In touch in mid-division, took keen hold, lost several places over 5f out, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, soon closed, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Experimentalist (9-12) by ns, 9 ran.
Scribe (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Helds up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, stayed on to 4th in closing stages, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Party Palace (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Neil's Pride 6-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 8f out, led again over 3f out, headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sweet Liberta (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.