Waving arrives in the form of his life having defied a penalty to land a hat-trick at Lingfield a week ago. He has another 6lb extra to cope with here but should be in the mix once again. Strandfield Bay has had only five starts on the Flat despite his age and has been placed in maiden races on the all-weather, while hurdles winner Street Runner is a similar type and went close over 2m here in October. But PINOTAGE found only Singzak too good over track and trip a fortnight ago and Peter Niven's charge rates the selection racing off the same mark, just ahead of recent third Uncle Bernie.
Waving 5-2fav (8-11) Slowly away, behind, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Maison Brillet (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Kettlewell (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Alizari (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Great Link (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Street Runner 15-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Capriska (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Pinotage 20-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon went 2nd, kept on and no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Singzak (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Celtic Monarch (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and dropped to 7th 3f out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 10l behind Pivot Bridge (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Tokyo Brown (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Jebulani 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 13l behind Waving (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Well Owd Mon 7-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Fair Breeze (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Top Line Banker 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always outpaced in rear, tailed off 2f out, last of 10, 41l behind Storey Hill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.