ASPIRANT beat Ain't No Surprise in a similar event over 6f at Lingfield last week. Bill Turner's charge can go in again at this level. Intense Feeling was less successful when dropped into this grade last time and could only manage fifth while Just Rubie has struggled in handicaps since winning a maiden race at Wolverhampton last month. The remainder have shown little so far and are harder to fancy.
Aspirant 5-2 (8-9) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Ain't No Surprise (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Howz The Family (IRE) 6-4 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Kantara Castle (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 5-4fav (8-3) With winner, ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind One Penny Piece (7-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Just Rubie 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Exceeding Power (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Nick The Odds (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Keen prominent, edged left over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Cape Factor (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Polar Express 25-1 (8-10) Prominent on outside, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 7l behind Starlight Princess (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Aspirant (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Wildling 100-1 (8-9) Outpaced and always towards rear, 12th of 13, 23l behind Aertex (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.