Proper Charlie has decent claims on his latest second at Wolverhampton with Dark Lane back in fifth and Belle Bayardo finished just ahead of Restless Bay when fourth over track and trip last Saturday. Black Cadillac ran his best race for some time when third here last week but Methaaly tends to save his best for Wolverhampton nowadays and scored there on his latest start. HAADEETH has been threatening to land one of these sprints and found only Frognal too good last time with Baby Dottie and Fairy Wing behind. It could be his turn today and he gets the nod.
Proper Charlie 13-8fav (9-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to challenge winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Clubland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Al Khan (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly away, well off the pace in last trio, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th post, 4th of 8, 6l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Restless Bay (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 3l behind Temple Road (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Black Cadillac (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Blue Jack (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Temple Road (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dark Lane 7-2 (9-13) Close up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Athaakeel (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Methaaly (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Glennten (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Danziger (IRE) 11-10fav (9-8) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol beating Firmdecisions (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Haadeeth 7-1 (9-2) Close up, chased clear leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Frognal (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Baby Dottie 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide until led after 1f, clear halfway, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Frognal (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, rushed up to lead over 7f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.