NEIGE D'ANTAN continues to creep up the weights but has made the frame in her last 10 starts and has won three of those, twice over this C&D. She just does enough to keep the handicapper interested and is the one to beat again. Lyric Poet became disappointing last year but is well enough treated if he's been refreshed by a break and With Hindsight was third at Lingfield last month after a lengthy absence and should strip fitter here. Royal Sea didn't stay 1m4f last time and is another to consider while Sygnature may be capable of better but makes his Polytrack debut today.
With Hindsight (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Calypso Magic (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Lyric Poet (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 7th of 10, 42l behind Layline (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Neige D'antan 5-2fav (9-5) Prominent, not clear run over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Ferryview Place (9-6) by ns, 11 ran.
Royal Sea (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Sygnature 11-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, struggling over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 15l behind Sabhan (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Going Grey (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Silverware (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Shelovestobouggie 50-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, never nearer, 8th of 11, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Olney Lass 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.