MAISON BRILLET was well backed to return to form over 1m4f here last time and duly did so with a defeat of El Libertador. He remains on a decent mark compared to his best and may go in again. Comedy House keeps threatening to get his head back in front and a 7lb claimer helps his cause today while Maslak scored on the Fibresand at Southwell last Sunday and is equally effective on this surface. Langham Lily won at Wolverhampton before a disappointing effort at Kempton and it's too soon to write her off.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway to track leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating El Libertador (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Comedy House 5-2fav (9-9) Mid-division, outpaced and wide entering straight, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd final 50 yards, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Al Amaan 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Maslak (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and joined 2f out, driven inside final furlong to assert final strides, won at Southwell 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Layla's Boy (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bramshill Lass 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 13, 6l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Linkable 5-1 (9-13) Prominent in chasing group, outpaced over 3f out, rallied on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 5th final 100 yards, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Stentorian (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Masters Blazing 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 12l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Langham Lily (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
El Libertador (USA) 5-1 (8-9) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden to go 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Maison Brillet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 11-4 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, headway and in touch over 4f out, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 13, 6l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.