The recent victory of KISS A PRINCE over Trip Switch at Lingfield was emphatically franked when the latter scored a recent decisive success at the Surrey venue. The Ivory team retain the blinkers here on their charge and he should go close once again despite a 6lb rise for that victory. Dazzling Valentine's last success came here last April and recent efforts signpost that Alan Bailey's filly is ready to oblige again. Expect a strong performance here, whilst Vanilla Rum goes especially well at this track and scored with plenty in hand last time. He's up 10lb for that six-length success but John Mackie's charge remains definite shortlist material in his current form.
Dubai Bounty 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 12, 16l behind All The Winds (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Jordaura 18-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Art Scholar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dream Lodge (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, well held over 1f out, 13th of 17, 12l behind Imaginary World (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Dazzling Valentine 13-2 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Nibani (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kiss A Prince 9-2 (9-4) Behind, headway on wide outside from over 2f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Trip Switch (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Pandorica 15-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Knightly Escapade (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Strike Force 3-1 (9-4) Chased winner, disputing 2nd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind The Holyman (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
John Potts 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, hard driven over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 11, 8l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Vanilla Rum 2-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Love In The Park (8-13) by 6l, 11 ran.