Six time course winner John Potts looks to be in the handicapper's grip now but Master Of Dance appears capable of winning off his current mark judged on his latest second at Lingfield. Without Prejudice and Moral Issue were also placed on their latest starts, but over shorter trips and Alhaban makes more appeal off a 5lb higher mark for having won over a mile at Lingfield a fortnight ago. However, preference goes to DANIEL THOMAS as he completed a double when running out a seven length winner at Kempton last week and Richard Guest's charge can defy a penalty on that evidence.
Sweet Secret 4-1 (9-7) Led until inside final 2f, chased winner until approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 9l behind Shared Moment (8-8) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
John Potts 12-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Dubai Bounty (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, never a danger to winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Prince Of Burma (9-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Without Prejudice (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tislaam (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Moral Issue 13-2 (9-0) Tracked winner until one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind April Fool (9-2) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Justcallmehandsome 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Valley Tiger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Alhaban (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Arkaim (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Prince Of Sorrento 25-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, raced wide in touch, ridden on outside 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 14l behind Daneside (8-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside well over 1f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon quickened clear, easily, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating Emerald Royal (8-6) by 7l, 10 ran.