Bridge Valley and Dixie Gwalia have a bit to find at the weights but there's not much between the remainder. SANDY LANE has got his act together of late and won by over three lengths at Lingfield last week. Amy Weaver's three-year-old can defy a penalty with further progress likely. Dazzlin Bluebell faces a tougher task having only won a maiden over 5f at Southwell in November but Valdaw finished ahead of Littlecote Lady when third at Kempton last time and can figure. Kai went close in a handicap over C&D in October and also has claims with a similar effort.
Sandy Lane (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Close up, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven clear, won at Lingfield 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol beating My Scat Daddy (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bridge Valley 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 4th of 14, 4l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, wide and effort when not much room entering final 2f, short of room when clipped heels and stumbled badly inside final furlong, last of 9, 11l behind Rich Again (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dazzlin Bluebell (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Jermatt (9-3) by ns, 12 ran.
Dixie Gwalia 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol.
Kai 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Nant Saeson (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Littlecote Lady 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Valdaw 3-1fav (9-0) Behind, hampered 5f out, good headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.