Fire Diamond is upped a further 5lb having landed a four-timer with last week’s success at Wolverhampton. But he beat SALEH only a nose over track and trip before that and the latter re-opposes on better terms despite having won at Kempton subsequently. Bookmaker landed a lower grade handicap here recently and Ross Raith Rover opened his account with a maiden win over course and distance last month. Bridge Builder won over 6f here a fortnight ago but has scored over today’s trip before and Black Caesar also has a shout dropping back down in class.
Fire Diamond 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outer over 1f out, led final 100 yards, pushed out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Athletic (9-4) by 2l, 11 ran.
Bridge Builder 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Head Space (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Black Caesar (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Make Music (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Ubla (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place before halfway, 10th of 12, 31 1/2l behind House Of Commons (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Star Of The Stage 3-1jfav (9-4) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, last of 10, 11 3/4l behind Black Caesar (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Ross Raith Rover 9-2 (9-12) Led early, tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f mdn hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Zabdi (9-8) by 2l, 12 ran.
Polar Kite (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Polymnia (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Gunner Moyne 4-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 7l behind Maverik (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Bookmaker 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led towards finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Wink Oliver (9-12) by ns, 11 ran.
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Gold Flash (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Jan.
Saleh (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Choral Clan (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.