ARGENT TOUCH scored on the Fibresand at Southwell last week but was beaten only a short-head over track and trip before that. He can defy a penalty in what looks a less competitive sprint. In fact, it's hard to find another serious contender given My My My Diliza was still beaten five lengths when second here on Monday and the likes of Countess Lupus and Mahon Falls were beaten even further when placed at this track recently. Back On Baileys has a close-up fourth at Lingfield in November to her credit and she could prove the biggest threat.
Argent Touch 7-4fav (8-0) Pulled hard and prominent, challenged on bit 2f out, soon led going well, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Ealain Aibrean (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Loma Mor 66-1 (7-12) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 37l behind See The Sun (9-7) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Back On Baileys 20-1 (8-5) With leaders on outside, lost place 2f out, behind final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Pushkin Museum (9-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Mahon Falls 25-1 (8-9) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Queenie's Home (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Sunningdale Rose (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and hanging left 1f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Captain Myles (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
My My My Diliza 8-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, edged left over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Spreadable (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Countess Lupus (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Spreadable (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.