The Mongoose has been running well in plating races and is closely matched with Officer In Command and Spin Again on recent running at Lingfield. Prince Of Passion scored at Wolverhampton last month but has yet to win over further than 7f so BOWSTAR is preferred. The latter got her head in front over track and trip three weeks ago and a 2lb rise may not be enough to prevent a follow-up in this company. Warbond is usually in the mix without being good enough and it could be a similar story here.
Standing Strong (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 11l behind Golden Desert (9-4) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
The Mongoose 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 5f out, left in close 2nd and hampered over 3f out, led narrowly well over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 4, 3/4l behind Faithful Ruler (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Officer In Command (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Slowly away, behind, ridden halfway, outpaced over 2f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 6, 1l behind The Mongoose (9-5) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Rezwaan 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Conducting (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Spin Again (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind The Mongoose (9-5) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Bowstar 6-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, kept on gamely final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating West Leake (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Ace Master (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Rafaaf (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Vitznau (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9l behind Classic Colori (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Warbond 12-1 (8-11) Keen in touch, ridden 3f out, stayed on towards finish, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Whispering Warrior (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Hip Hip Hooray 11-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, keeping on when hampered inside final furlong, went 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind South Cape (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 4l behind Frognal (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.