Dove Mountain tackles the trip for the first time but hasn't been convincing at any distance and Witch From Rome has shown moderate form in his two starts to date. Mbhali was a short-priced favourite on his second start over this track and trip last month but failed to hold off War Of Art then attempted an extra two furlongs on a return visit where he was beaten at long odds-on by Hill Fort. He should have few problems with the pair with experience but the newcomer SLOANE AVENUE is another matter. Jeremy Noseda's colt is the sixth foal of a mare who has already produced five winners in the USA including a couple of useful performers and is taken to make a winning start under Frankie Dettori.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 5th of 6, 8l behind Searchlight (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Mbhali (IRE) 1-2fav (8-5) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, hd behind Hill Fort (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Sloane Avenue (USA) Candy Ride colt out of Apt.
Witch From Rome 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 9l behind Can't Change It (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.