The versatile WILLIAM HAIGH has won four in a row on the all-weather ranging from a mile at Southwell to today's C&D. He takes another step up in class here but is difficult to abandon as Alan Swinbank's charge has scope for further progress over middle-distances. Queen Of Demark is also unexposed and has won here although she couldn't live with Brunston over C&D last time and the latter has plenty to find with Layline on earlier running at Lingfield. The latter should go close again today, while Fanditha looked more like her old self when third behind True To Form at Kempton on Wednesday and she's not out of this with a similar performance.
Fanditha (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, led 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind True To Form (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Almail (USA) 33-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Swift Alhaarth (8-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
William Haigh (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Chased leader, soon led, headed after about 2f, remained handy, ridden to regain lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Jan beating Reve De Nuit (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Layline (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold tracked leading pair until 8f out, went 3rd again on inside over 4f out, driven and tried to close 2f out, no impression when edged right under pressure over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Into Wain (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Feb.
Memory Cloth 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, effort well over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Skilful (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Brunston 11-1 (9-7) Held up in 5th, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Queen Of Denmark (9-9) by 4l, 6 ran.
Queen Of Denmark (USA) 8-11fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left, headed inside final furlong, eased when beaten close home, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Brunston (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Greyfriarschorista 10-3fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dubaianswer (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.