DOLDRUMS has won twice here and only found A Little Bit Dusty too good over course and distance a week ago off today's mark. She's marginally preferred to Lineman, who was a neck behind veteran All The Winds in Mica Mika's race here last time but is slightly better off at the weights. Lingfield third Gabrial The Boss is upped in distance and has his stamina to prove but English Summer is capable of getting involved if putting his best foot forward. Irish import Fantasy King was in good form over hurdles in the autumn but may need this.
Fantasy King 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Weather Watch (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gf in Jul.
English Summer 5-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 9, 24l behind Mungo Park (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Doldrums (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching final 2f, every chance over 1f out, carried left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
All The Winds (GER) 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, held up in 5th, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Mica Mika (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lineman 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leading pair, ridden and went 2nd entering final furlong, no impressionn on winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Mica Mika (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, driven over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Whitby Jet (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.