A chance is taken on a return to form by STOLT, who is remarkably well handicapped. The last time the six-year-old raced on the all-weather he was beaten less than a length over this C&D from a 17lb higher mark and his excellent young rider can claim a further 3lb. Your Gifted escapes a penalty for her victory in an apprentice race at Southwell on Friday and is another well handicapped on the pick of her form while You'relikemefrank, though penalised for his recent Lingfield success, is on the upgrade. Almaty Express becomes a centurion today as he makes his 100th racecourse appearance. The eight-year-old has gained 13 of his 15 victories on the all-weather and has had a nice break since another good run here a month ago. Pinball needed every yard of the 6f here last month when just touching off Cocktail Party.
You'relikemefrank 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort when hung left 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Spic 'n Span (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Stolt (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Charles Parnell (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Sharp Shoes 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Brandywell Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Your Gifted (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led on bit over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs beating Residency (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Flaxen Lake 25-1 (9-4) Raced wide towards, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Brandywell Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Almaty Express 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Liberty Trail (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Sir Don (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led until 4f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 12, 9l behind Liberty Trail (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Pinball (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led and hung right inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Cocktail Party (8-10) by shd, 13 ran.
Chantilly Jewel (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Steadied start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind You'relikemefrank (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Masteeat (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Raced wide held up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Mary's Pet (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lets Move It 16-1 (8-4) Stumbled start, in touch, headway halfway, soon under pressure and no impression, 6th of 9, 10l behind Kheley (8-7) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Riggs (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 7, 12l behind Picansort (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.