A few of these have been in winning form with HOLY ANGEL the most impressive. He never looked in any danger when making all in an apprentices race over 6f here last week and can go in again off the same mark. Sunrise Dance scored over track and trip before finding a couple too good over 6f here last time while it was only a seller that Ivestar won at this track last month. Lord Buffhead will find this tougher than the amateurs event he won last time but Beverley winner Ingleby Star has a shout on his first start since October as does Festival Dance.
Festival Dance 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, chased leaders, headway on wide outside to lead 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Crimson Queen 40-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places, near finish, 4th of 8, 1l behind M J Woodward (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Perlachy 10-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Holy Angel (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Shawkantango 16-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride and pushed along towards rear, hit inside rail and rider unbalanced inside final 3f, soon lost place, rallied on inside over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 2l behind M J Woodward (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sunrise Dance 4-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd place, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Ivestar (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when hampered approaching final furlong, found little when in the clear soon after, 8th of 11, 6l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Holy Angel (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) With leader, led 4f out, clear 2f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Dickie Le Davoir (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Hampered soon after start, mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, last of 9, 14l behind Rothesay Chancer (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ice Trooper 16-1 (9-7) Led early, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Sister Guru (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Tongalooma 13-2 (9-6) Outpaced, ridden along halfway, headway and switched right inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 11, 5l behind Come On Dave (9-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Lord Buffhead 3-1fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan beating Script (10-1) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Russian Bullet 7-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, hampered well over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 4l behind Bailadeira (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.