Iced Diamond can follow up his course and distance victory at the expense of Dexileos, Riquewihr and Stellite to name but three. Mark Brisbourne was impressed by Shane Kelly's strength in the saddle when Iced Diamond was successful here nine days ago, and so it is no surprise that the Irishman is in the plate again here as the son of Petardia bids to shrug off a six-pound penalty. He is due to go up four pounds on Saturday and should make a bold bid to score again before then. Dexileos is not the easiest of rides and had to be given the full treatment by Chris Catlin to oblige here at the start of the year. He has a few pounds to find with the selection and is passed over. Riquewihr was fourth behind Iced Diamond when they met recently and is actually better off at the weights now, but he lacks a turn of foot and may again be held. Stellite has been consistent enough but his latest effort came in Banded company and he also has a high draw. Wednesday's Lingfield winner Ballygriffin Kid has not fared much better in box 11 and he is no better than Banded class despite his recent success, and for the winner we return to Iced Diamond.
Iced Diamond (IRE) 4-1 In touch, headway and hung left over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (F4) pol beating Long Weekend by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Riquewihr 33-1 Chased leaders, ridden and chance 1f out, not quicken, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Iced Diamond at Lingfield 7f hcp (F4) pol.
Dexileos (IRE) 9-2jt-fav Behind, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, won at W'hampton 6f stk (H5) pol in Jan beating Arogant Prince by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ballygriffin Kid 5-1 Close up 3rd, shaken up 2f out, led 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (F4) pol beating Mad by 2l, 11 ran.
Stellite 9-1 Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Loaded Gun at W'hampton 1m 1f stk (H5) pol.
Petana 12-1 Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, never reached leaders, 8th of 12, 4l behind Kiss The Rain at W'hampton 5f hcp (F4) pol.
Fulvio (USA) 15-2 Chased leader, hard ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Trifti at Lingfield 7f clm (F4) pol.
Kanz Wood (USA) 11-1 Held up, outpaced halfway, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 13l behind Set Alight at Southwell 7f stk (H5) fbs in Jan.