ELUSIVE HAWK is clear at the weights on today's terms and should take advantage. He's won five times over 6f here but also scored over today's trip at Lingfield last year and has plenty in hand with Spitfire. The latter returned a losing favourite over 6f at this track a week ago and Arabian Flight makes more appeal having won a handicap over track and trip last month. The veteran Elusive Warrior was a prolific course winner in his day but that seems to have passed and he's hard to fancy on these terms.
Spitfire 6-4fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, switched right to challenge over 2f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Abi Scarlet (8-2) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs.
Arabian Flight 3-1 (8-3) Quickly away, led, ridden and pressed when hung left inside final furlong, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Prime Exhibit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 7-4 (9-1) Led and set good pace, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, last of 3, 3 1/2l behind Saharia (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 6-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never nearer, 6th of 9, 16l behind De Lesseps (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.