All of these won as two-year-olds and Archie Stevens has gone on to win a couple of handicaps since. He was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday, however, while Midnight Dream finished last on his handicap debut and Boxing Shadows beat a much lower rated rival in a match at this track last time. Equitania landed the odds in good style at Kempton but is upped 8lb for this so Fortinbrass makes more appeal after a head defeat at Lingfield last week. RENE MATHIS has only won a maiden over C&D but did so in good style and, as the least exposed in the field, he's fancied to improve past these and go in again.
Equitania 4-7fav (9-7) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating Harrogate Fair (8-4) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Archie Stevens 10-11fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Golden Flower (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Rene Mathis (GER) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt pulled hard and soon tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon hung left, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Lady Malet (8-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, hd behind Foxtrot Jubilee (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Midnight Dream (FR) 6-4fav (9-7) Hampered start, chased leaders in 4th, outpaced 2f out, behind when ridden over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Ovett (9-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Boxing Shadows Evens0fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, comfortable, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec beating Faffa (9-3) by 5l, 2 ran.