Vivency finished closer at Wolverhampton and is going the right way but the four-year-old is conceding plenty of weight to the younger LOYAL HAVANA. The latter can take advantage having finished third at Lingfield last time despite having to be switched for a clear run and Nick Littmoden’s charge gets the nod. Melody Of Life disappointed dropped back to today’s trip Lingfield last week while Polar Ice cost 120,000gns as a half-brother to a winner and is a newcomer to note.
Vivency (USA) 40-1 (9-0) In touch towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Elmetto (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (6) pol in Nov.
Ariel (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Legion Of Honour (9-5) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Captain Helmet 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leader at the front of mid-division, niggled along before 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened 1f out, 12th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Bill Peyto (9-5) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Dec.
Got No Dollars (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Slowly away, held up, pushed along and headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 12 1/4l behind La Tihaty (9-5) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
He Can Dance (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Pushed along in touch, outpaced halfway, 6th of 7, 15l behind Silent Queen (9-0) at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Loyal Havana 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Alvarino (9-5) at Lingfield 7f stks (6) pol in Dec.
Melody Of Life (IRE) 13-8 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5 1/4l behind La Tihaty (9-5) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.
Pequeno 66-1 (9-2) Midfield, nudged along 4f out, no impression, last of 12, 25 3/4l behind Water Of Leith (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Dec.
Polar Ice Dansili gelding out of Queen Of Ice.
Orphiuchus (IRE) 200-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Wake Up Harry (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.