Scott Dixon has a strong hand in this year's renewal as Docofthebay just failed to catch Dunelight in this race last March. He has every chance today with a similar effort but finished a couple of lengths behind stablemate CAPONE over 6f at Lingfield last time. The latter has a bit to find at the weights here, although he does look capable of further progress back over today's extra furlong and he gets the nod on that basis. Clockmaker beat Lockantanks over C&D in December and has claims, but the latter has subsequently been beaten by Night Lily and Paul D'Arcy's filly could also figure. Belgian Bill has been racing at Meydan without success and drops back in distance for this, while Elshabakiya is interesting on her return given the four-year-old filly was competing in better company for most of last year.
Docofthebay (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slow into stride, keen towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, edged right and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Belgian Bill 12-1 (8-5) 8th of 15, 7l behind Zanzamar (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd in Feb.
Capone (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Raced wide in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 12th of 14, 19l behind Beckermet (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Clockmaker (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Pulled hard, led after 1f, hung right from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Mull Of Killough (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Lockantanks 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Night Lily (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Cochabamba (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 4l behind Capone (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Dubaianswer 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb beating Mawaakef (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Elshabakiya (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, effort on inside entering final furlong, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Libys Dream (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Went right start, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Triple Charm (9-4) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Night Lily (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead last strides, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb beating Tarooq (8-4) by shd, 11 ran.
Roodle 100-1 (8-9) Dwelt always in rear, 9th of 11, 6l behind Oasis Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.