SWISS GUARD pulled right away from the rest of the field for an easy victory at Lingfield last Monday. He has to lump a big weight around here, but the handicapper will have taken note for the future and Tim Vaughan's charge could be getting off light with only a 7lb penalty. Man Of Leisure has shown improved form of late with a couple of placed efforts here and should figure again, while Form And Beauty also ran well at this track last time and is another to consider. Monsieur has struggled since winning at Bangor in November but has place claims in this grade.
Swiss Guard 5-2fav (11-11) Raced wide, chased leading trio, 3rd before 5th, 2nd before next, led going best on long run to 2 out, came clear from 2 out, very easily, won at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Snow Patrol (9-12) by 17l, 7 ran.
Reg's Ruby 18-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, led until 7th, mistake and every chance 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 8, 35l behind Little Carmela (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f mares nov hcp hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Born To Be Wilde (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3rd, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 9, 20l behind Rawaaj (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Man Of Leisure 11-2 (11-1) Led until after 1st, chased winner after, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Arrayan (11-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Major Potential (USA) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 14, 33l behind Buckie Boy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Cybergenic (FR) 66-1 (11-5) Held up well in rear, took keen hold, some headway approaching last, no impression, 8th of 11, 33l behind Marino Prince (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Monsieur (FR) 20-1 (10-11) In rear and keen, ridden and headway on inner before 3 out, kept on on from last, 4th of 16, 4l behind Shalambar (11-9) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jan.
Form And Beauty (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4th, chased winner approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Galantos (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Jan.
Decent Lord (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Close up, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ton-Chee (11-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May, 17 ran.
King Diamond (FR) 11-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 8th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Wiesenfurst (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.
Carbon Print (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 5th, 6th of 9, 49l behind Lively Fling (11-9) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Chocolat (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) Led from 2nd, headed after 4 out, weakened from next, 7th of 10, 16l behind Space Telescope (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Steptoe 28-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, bumped 2nd, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 15th of 18, 48l behind Furrows (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 12th of 16, 19l behind Shalambar (11-9) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jan.