Saving the best until last, this is a decent handicap that can go to bottom weight LOOK OFFICER, while Chalice Welcome and Ahmedy can chase him home. The selection has been in good form of late, culminating in a win over 1m 3f at Southwell last time. He appeared to have plenty in hand with that eased-down success and a 6lb rise does not look enough to prevent him from following-up. Chalice Welcome has gone up 3lbs for his Lingfield success last time and proved his stamina for this trip when scoring at the Surrey venue in December. He also acts well here and can go well, though this is more competitive and we will just oppose. Ahmedy has had a break since failing to ever get competitive at Doncaster in October. He preceded that with a course and distance win here from a mark 3lbs lower than today, and he is likely to get very competitive. Accompanist acts well enough here and has frame claims if running up to his best, while Prince Sabaah has been dropped a very handy 7lbs and has a course win to his name. He can also go well when fresh, so watch the market for clues with this rare Venetia Williams runner at the track, but we will stick with Look Officer.
I'm In The Pink (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Nov beating Rio Guru (9-1) by 2l, 13 ran.
Prince Sabaah (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, driven and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Times Vital (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcap (3) gd in Oct '08.
Chalice Welcome 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, rallied to regain lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Alfie Tupper (8-4) by ns, 8 ran.
Ahmedy (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Always behind, last of 8, 26l behind Racing Hero (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct.
Into The Light 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Invasian (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Accompanist 9-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, ridden and switched right over 1f out, soon switched left, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Leyte Gulf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dzesmin (POL) 6-1 (9-4) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Markington (8-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Solarias Quest 12-1 (9-1) Held up, never dangerous, last of 7, 22l behind Royal Rainbow (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Look Officer (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Held up tracking leaders, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, clear final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Dan Buoy (8-9) by 4l, 7 ran.