TRINITYELITEDOTCOM continued on his upward trajectory with a victory over 6f here last month. He's worth sticking with in his current form as he drops back down a grade. Even Stevens has won on the Polytrack but seems better on the Fibresand nowadays and scored at Southwell on New Year's Day with Khawatim and Tax Free well beaten. The latter can figure back on this surface having beaten Nafa at Kempton earlier while Caspian Prince carries a 7lb penalty for Wednesday's win at the same track. Muhdiq ran well here on Friday where he came wide on the bend and looks a threat.
Even Stevens 4-1fav (8-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs beating Silken Express (9-1) by 3l, 11 ran.
Khawatim 66-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, always behind, 9th of 11, 13l behind Even Stevens (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden and hard pressed final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Dec beating Iptisam (9-3) by ns, 8 ran.
Caspian Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Bapak Bangsawan (8-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, in touch on outside 3f out, outpaced and wide entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Perfect Pasture (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcap (2) pol.
Tax Free (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Awkwardly away, always behind and outpaced, last of 11, 20l behind Even Stevens (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Nafa (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch on inside, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Tax Free (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Muhdiq (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Perfect Pasture (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.