Despite his age, DISCO DAVE has only had seven starts and opened his account with a cosy win at Wolverhampton a week ago. He may well notch up another couple of wins before the handicapper gets to grips with him. Attain finished ahead of Petersboden here when running into a place yet again and is still chasing that elusive first win after 21 starts while Royal Etiquette is looking to end a long losing run having slipped down the weights and finishing fourth over track and trip last time. Polydamos went close over a mile here recently but has a bit to prove on his previous attempts over longer trips.
Disco Dave (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, challenged and hung left and inside final furlong, nudged along to lead close home, cleverly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Ellaal (8-13) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Attain 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 6f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Fonterutoli (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Tuxedo 25-1 (9-3) In rear, behind 5f out, detached, last of 10, well behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Night's Watch 7-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders 6f, 11th of 14, 13l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Poste Restante 12-1 (8-12) Slowly away always in rear, outpaced 5f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Precision Strike (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Petersboden 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, driven and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Polydamos 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Red Willow 25-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Fonterutoli (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 10l behind The Ginger Berry (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.