SOLEMN had been threatening a return to winning ways before a below par effort at Southwell. He gets the vote to come good back on the Polytrack. Give Us A Belle is upped a further 6lb after completing a double over track and trip in December and has the beating of Master Of Disguise and Your Gifted on collateral form. Passionada was a big disappointment when favourite here last month having scored off only a 2lb lower mark over course and distance before that while New Decade won over 6f at this track last time but has yet to score over the minimum trip. Lady Poppy will take advantage of her continued slide down the weights before long and is worth noting in the betting.
Dorback 14-1 (9-4) Outpaced, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, went 3rd entering final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Solemn 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Thorpe Bay (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Dreaming Of Rubies 25-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 9l behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
New Decade 5-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating My Sweet Lord (8-8) by ns, 13 ran.
Bilash 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Monsieur Royale (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Passionada 5-2fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Shawkantango (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Iffranesia (9-4) by shd, 10 ran.
Master Of Disguise 5-1 (9-7) With leader, under pressure over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 6, 14l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
I'll Be Good 20-1 (8-5) Held up, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Thorpe Bay (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Lady Poppy 8-1 (8-11) Broke well and led 1f, chased leader, challenged halfway, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Lapis Blue (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Your Gifted (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway on outside entering straight, soon chased leaders, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind My Time (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.