SAFWAAN won at Wolverhampton before finding Precision Strike, who runs in the previous race, too good over course and distance last time. He could well return to winning ways in this similar company. Dolly Colman finished just ahead of Daniel Thomas at this track on her latest start but the latter has disappointed since and Barachiel looks a safer bet after another placed effort here last month. Gunner Will went close in maiden company at Wolverhampton recently but is far from reliable and Silkee Supreme may do better back over this shorter trip.
Gunner Will (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Disputed 2nd, ridden to challenge over 2f out, switched inside entering straight, kept on in clear 2nd from over 1f out, always held final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Charlcot (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Barachiel 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind One Way Or Another (8-12) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mubtadi (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Safwaan 2-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, wide entering straight, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Precision Five (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Arte Del Calcio 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 11, 13l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Penbryn (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Led, driven and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Wom (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Archelao (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Bridge That Gap 7-2fav (9-2) Behind, headway into mid-division 6f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 14, 4l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Silkee Supreme 4-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outside 7f out, challenged 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 13l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Chella Thriller (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.