Dancing Welcome was in fine form at this time a year ago and arrives here fresh as she hasn't run since October. However, she's better handicapped on Turf these days so this is best left to the in-form CHESTER DEELYTE. Lisa Williamson's filly scored over this C&D in November and defied a 4lb rise to score again over 5f here last month. She's up another 5lb for this but probably has more to give. It's strange to see Perfect Act on such a lowly mark as she was racing in a Class 4 handicap off 83 two runs ago and is on 70 here. She was beaten in a seller last time but it's obvious the assessor has given her a real opportunity. Polemica likes it here but seems best over further.
Perfect Act 5-2fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, switched right to inside and good headway well over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on until no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Mambo Spirit (9-6) at Kempton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Spirit Of Grace 9-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 12l behind Escape To Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Wishbone (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 9l behind Caldercruix (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Strictly Pink (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, some late headway, never a factor, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Dimitrios (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dancing Welcome 9-2fav (8-13) Outpaced and behind, headway under pressure 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 6l behind Michael's Nook (8-11) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Polemica (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Caldercruix (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Peace Seeker (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Athaakeel (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden when hampered halfway, 8th of 13, 7l behind Towy Boy (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway over 1f out, went 3rd and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec beating Wreningham (8-9) by 1l, 10 ran.