Lightly-raced five-year-old FRONTIER FIGHTER is making up for lost time. He scored by seven lengths on the Fibresand at Southwell on Wednesday and given he won his maiden at this track, David O'Meara's charge can shrug off a penalty and go in again. Dashwood scored over track and trip last time and an apprentice negates a big chunk of an 8lb rise while Prince James went close again during the week having won here in January and is another to consider. Prince Of Passion is also a course winner but was below par at Kempton last time and Key Ambition makes more appeal.
Frontier Fighter 5-4fav (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Thereabouts (9-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Spykes Bay (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Restaurateur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Dashwood 6-4fav (9-7) Close up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Kielty's Folly (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Frontier Fighter (9-7) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Key Ambition 9-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Light Burst (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Feb.
Restless Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Headway to lead after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened in closing stages, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Avonvalley (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Prince James 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mujaadel (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, hampered over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 12l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Needwood Ridge 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway on inside over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 17l behind Bussa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.