Masterpaver bids for hat-trick off only a 2lb higher mark but that could still make a crucial difference as a couple of these re-oppose on better terms. BOUNTIFUL SIN was beaten less than a length by the former with Mary Le Bow also in close attendance though it's George Margarson's charge that gets the vote to come out best today stepping up in trip. Blossom Lane is closely matched with Masterpaver on earlier running and comes into the reckoning on that form but it's difficult to see any of the remainder getting involved.
Izbushka (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Ridden leaving stalls, tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, no impression and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Right Of Appeal (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Mary Le Bow 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 1l behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Bountiful Sin 4-1 (9-5) Led 1f, remained prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 9, nk behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Masterpaver 6-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, wandered under pressure when challenged inside final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Bountiful Sin (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Wulfthryth 66-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up, stumbled over 5f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 8l behind Crystal Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Confucius Legend (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 8l behind Fractal (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Blossom Lane 8-1 (9-1) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 2l behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
M'lady Ermyn 50-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mersad (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Flying Author (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leader after 1f, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind Big Kenny (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Zealand (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, always towards rear, last of 14, 18l behind Anglo Irish (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.