ALBEN STAR makes a quick reappearance having finished fourth behind Tarooq in a hot handicap run in record time at Lingfield on Wednesday. This looks less competitive and Richard Fahey's charge is taken to come out best. Both Iptisam and Frontier Fighter would have stronger claims if this was over 7f, while Peace Seeker has looked high enough in the weights in similar company of late. Caspian Prince has joined a new yard and is not easily dismissed on his best form in France but the in-form Trinityelitedotcom steps up in class off a higher mark after winning here in October.
Alben Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Tarooq (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (2) pol.
Iptisam 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon chased leading pair, no chance inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 9, 6l behind Dubai Hills (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) fbs.
Frontier Fighter 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, soon ridden and hard pressed, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Dubai Hills (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) fbs.
Caspian Prince (IRE) (9-4) 13th of 16, 8l behind Murcielago (9-4) at Chantilly(FR) 5f hcp in Oct.
Peace Seeker 7-4 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Equitania (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Always prominent, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged right 100 yards out, ran on, won at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf in Oct beating Ambitious Boy (8-13) by 1l, 16 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced on inside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 8, 6l behind Rivellino (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Profile Star (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along and no progress over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Tax Free (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al's Memory (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, no chance with winner final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Rivellino (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.