It's been sometime since Dorothy's Dancing raced over 6f but she has every chance if lasting home, while Lisselton Cross beat Tamino, who runs in the previous race, at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago and can figure. Metropolitan Chief produced a better effort last time, while Avonlini and Slatey Hen have the past form to get involved. SAILING NORTH has yet to win but started life in handicaps off an 11lb higher mark at this time last year and is the tentative selection from a field of runners that inspire little confidence.
Sailing North (USA) 18-1 (9-6) In touch in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Cut Across (9-13) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out, ran on to 3rd place well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Novabridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kipchak (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, led over 7f out, headed 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 10l behind Magic Millie (8-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Demoiselle Bond 14-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Rightcar (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lisselton Cross 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Tamino (8-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Amazing Win (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway 4f out to chase leaders, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 5l behind Sole Danser (9-6) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Avonlini 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, bumped well over 1f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 9l behind Avoncreek (10-2) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Slatey Hen (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Bumped start, in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 5l behind Da'quonde (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Metropolitan Chief 25-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind All About You (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
White Shift (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear and never dangerous, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Silver Linnet (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden to close inside 2f out, every chance briefly over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind All About You (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.