We open with a claimer over a mile in which MASTER OF DANCE will take some beating if running up to anywhere near his rating with Lily Lily and Underworld Dandy looking to have place claims at best. The selection can even run a bit below par in this race and probably still win as he is easily the highest rating in the field. That also makes him best in at the weights and it's not as though he's out of form either having won a handicap at this track over seven furlongs two starts ago. Lily Lily has plenty to do based on the official ratings but has run well at Southwell the last twice. Her run behind Tiger Hawk two starts back as worked out well and she comes here off the back of a win in maiden company over this trip. Underworld Dandy is a former course and distance winner when taking a handicap off a mark of 60 in September. His form as been solid at best since so looks to have only minor prize claims. Indigo Ink is the only other with any realistic chance of going well off bottom weight but in a weak event Master Of Dance has a really strong chance.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Danger Mulally (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Lily Lily 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly 1f out, rallied to lead final 100 yards, won at Southwell 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (5) std in Dec beating Ambrogina (9-0) by hd, 8 ran.
Underworld Dandy 15-2 (8-0) Pulled hard, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Empress Leizu (7-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Brenda Duke 66-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden and some headway 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 17, 10l behind Glass Of Red (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Indigo Ink 33-1 (8-4) Always in last trio, struggling over 2f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 16l behind Kirsty's Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.