Mother Jones generally competes at a slightly higher level and won a handicap over the track and trip in November. David Evans also runs Dark Lane, who won a Lingfield seller and a Kempton claimer at the turn of the year but has to concede weight all round. ABOVE THE STARS has never won on the surface but has been running well enough to get the vote here and would have finished much closer at Lingfield last time but for failing to obtain a clear run. Lady Prodee hasn't had much racing but has won here and at Kempton and has run better than her finishing position suggests in her last two starts so should get into the firing line.
Dark Lane 11-4 (9-8) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Clubland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Athaakeel (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, pressing leaders entering final furlong, stayed on same pace towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Flow Chart (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Frequency 7-1 (9-11) Reared over in stalls, last to break, in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Clubland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Mother Jones 8-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed after 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 12l behind Aubrietia (9-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Peak Storm 7-1 (9-0) Led, headed and slightly hamper after 1f, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Prince James (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Above The Stars 10-1 (9-4) Keen mid-division, ridden over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Speak The Truth (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lady Prodee 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Captain Kendall (9-5) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 10, 6l behind George Fenton (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.