TAXIFORMISSBYRON is likely to start a short price for this having won by six lengths at Wolverhampton on Thursday. An apprentice's claim negates most of her penalty and she can confirm earlier running with Icanboogie and make it four straight wins. Byroness finished last of four here on her latest start but the winner has gone in again since while Darkest Night beat the frustrating Derwentwater over track and trip last month and should figure.
Byroness 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up last, outpaced over 2f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, last of 4, 3l behind It's Only Business (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Taxiformissbyron 8-11fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led on bit 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Armada Bay (9-3) by 6l, 5 ran.
Darkest Night (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Derwentwater (9-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Icanboogie 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out on inner, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Taxiformissbyron (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.