Train Hard has been threatening to get his head in front of late but found one too good again over track and trip last time. Precision Strike ran poorly on Turf either side of scoring at this track when he beat Our Golden Girl. The latter re-opposes on better terms and makes more appeal than Tracks Of My Tears, a shock 50/1 winner here last time and stepping up in distance today. Mystery Drama was well backed to come good at Southwell and duly obliged but though BOLD CITIZEN let supporters down when starting favourite over 2m at Lingfield last time, the latter is taken to make amends back over a more suitable trip.
Mystery Drama 9-2 (9-4) With leader, driven to lead well over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Hurricane John (8-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Bold Citizen (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Aiyana (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Santo Prince (USA) 5-1fav (9-13) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression, 8th of 14, 12l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Precision Strike 9-1 (8-0) Took keen hold in mid-division on inside, headway 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mister Fizz (9-2) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Train Hard 9-4 (8-11) Led 2f, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Captain Caroline (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Our Golden Girl 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Hurricane John (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rocky Two (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Artful Prince (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Tracks Of My Tears 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway under pressure on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Ground Ginger (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Platinum Proof (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Poppy Bond (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.