Show Me Again scored easily at Chelmsford last week but is upped in class under a penalty. Mansfield has been thereabouts in similar company of late and makes more appeal than Wolverhampton winning plater Khismet, who will find this much tougher. Gawdawpalin was placed in a lower grade handicap last time so the vote goes to NOKHADA (NAP), who made all to win his maiden at Musselburgh with the minimum of fuss and there should be more to come from David Simcock's colt.
Mansfield 15-8fav (9-7) Keen to post, steadied start, carried head awkwardly, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Electra Voice (8-6) at Chelmsford City 7f (3) pol in Nov.
Nokhada (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Oct beating Soldier In Action (9-5) by 2l, 9 ran.
Show Me Again 7-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in touch in rear, headway on outer to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, ridden clear, won at Chelmsford City 1m (4) pol in Nov beating Strathearn (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Khismet 5-4fav (9-1) Prominent, led 2f out, 2 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (6) pol in Nov beating Q Ten Girl (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Repeat Offender (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Zip Code (9-1) at Chantilly 1m 1f stks pol in Oct.
Bag of Diamonds 8-1 (8-13) In rear, not clear run 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Dream Of Summer (9-2) at Lingfield 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Gawdawpalin (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Brave Archibald (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m (5) pol in Oct.