Having won only one of his previous 32 starts, Welease Bwian ended last year with a double. Run It Twice tries his hand at sprinting again having won over a mile here last time while Dark Lane popped up in a claimer over 5f at Wolverhampton last week. The veteran One Way Or Another is not easily dismissed and dual course and distance winner Lujeanie slipped down the weights last year. MONSIEUR ROYALE found things happening too quickly dropped back to 5f last time but scored over track and trip before that and gets a speculative vote in what looks something of a lottery.
Run It Twice (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Multitask (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Lujeanie 8-1 (9-6) Went right start, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 2l behind Expose (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Haadeeth 8-1 (8-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no progress, 7th of 9, 7l behind Powerful Pierre (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Sister Guru 8-1 (9-2) Steadied and went left start, pulled hard and prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 15l behind Night Trade (9-0) at Goodwood 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Monsieur Royale 8-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Expose (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Joyous (9-2) by shd, 11 ran.
Dark Lane 12-1 (8-7) Chased leader until pushed along halfway, went 2nd again inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (5) pol beating R Woody (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Perfect Venture (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 8-1 (9-5) Held up behind, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Chevise (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Catflap (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Clock Opera (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.