Stepped up in trip for his reappearance, EXEMPLARY ran out an easy winner over 2m at Wolverhampton beating Ethics Girl by six lengths. There should be more to come from Mark Johnston's charge over this trip and he's preferred to Muzo. The latter has also improved for longer distances and was a clear winner over C&D last time, but a 9lb rise in the weights and this step up in class may halt his progress. A penalty for last week's win at Lingfield looks likely to prevent Frameit from following up and Dalhaan struggled off a higher mark last time.
Benhego 13-2 (9-11) Steadied start, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not much room approaching final furlong, kept on, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Phoenix Flight (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Exemplary 13-8fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led after about 2f, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan beating Ethics Girl (9-9) by 5l, 6 ran.
Muzo (USA) 9-2 (9-12) Raced in 3rd, chased leader 10f out, closed over 4f out, led over 2f out, joined 2f out, ridden and in command over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Inside Knowledge (9-3) by 6l, 6 ran.
Satwa Gold (USA) 4-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind High On A Hill (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Dalhaan (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Phoenix Flight (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
My Valley (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, still last over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead last stride, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Beat Route (9-1) by hd, 11 ran.
Frameit (IRE) 13-2 (8-3) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd over 3f out, switched left and hampered rival over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon drew clear, won at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Mashdood (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.