Dorback has a shout back over this course and distance but Island Legend has reverted to type having popped-up at 25/1 last month. The latter finished behind stablemate and runner-up Triple Dream last time while Six Wives still looks high enough in the weights and finished well behind ALASKAN BULLET last week. Brian Ellison's charge was beaten a length in better company at Lingfield on that occasion and is taken to go one better in this less competitive affair. Rylee Mooch is good enough to figure but hasn't raced since November.
Dorback 7-2 (9-4) Chased leading pair, ridden and one pace over 1f out, kept on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, led and set good pace, hung left and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Six Wives 25-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 1f out, soon hung right under pressure, weakened quickly final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Tyfos 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders 3f, 10th of 11, 8l behind Rowe Park (9-8) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Royal Bajan (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, led early, prominent, ridden and lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Tarooq (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Verinco 11-1 (9-5) With leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Waking Warrior (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Pulled hard towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon not clear run, driven to challenge inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Rylee Mooch 20-1 (8-9) Half reared start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Triple Dream 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Waking Warrior (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 7l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.