LITTLE BIG MAN only won a seller here last time but this isn't much better. He scored by four lengths so an 8lb rise may not be enough to prevent a follow-up. Dandys Perier scored on the Fibresand at Southwell last month but had finished behind runner-up Black Vale at the same track before that. Drinkuptrig is steadily improving, though drops back in trip for this, while Thataboy may be capable of better handicapping for the first time today.
Honey Meadow 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Starlight Princess (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Little Big Man 5-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov beating Vodka Chaser (8-7) by 4l, 5 ran.
Drinkuptrig (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, led 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Thataboy (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Drive On (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Dont Have It Then 7-2 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 13l behind Meaning Of Life (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Birikyno 33-1 (9-7) Switched right after start, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 6l behind Porteous (9-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Black Vale (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt headway on outer to lead over 4f out, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Howz The Family (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Shamardyh (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Keen led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon beaten and eased, last of 6, 32l behind La Tinta Bay (9-7) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Dandys Perier (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) In touch on outside, headway under pressure over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov beating Razin' Hell (8-4) by hd, 10 ran.
El Duque 14-1 (8-10) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, faded, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Little Big Man (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.