A couple of these are clear at the weights. Mac's Power is one of them, but he hasn't raced since October when well beaten in a claimer on heavy ground, so this looks a good opportunity for HAMOODY. Dandy Nicholls' charge ran below par last time but beat higher rated opposition than this in a similar event over 5f here earlier and is the one to beat again on that form. Kuanyao won at Kempton the last time he raced in plating company and Senator Bong is dropped in class today. Dark Lane is also capable at this level and scored at Wolverhampton early in the month.
Senator Bong 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Valmina (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kuanyao (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden and joined over 1f out, kept narrow advantage under pressure, edged right towards finish, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Hillbilly Boy (8-3) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Mac's Power (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Commanche (9-2) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, driven and headway inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hamoody (USA) 11-10fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on inside, went 2nd halfway, weakened inside final furlong, eased towards finish, 4th of 6, 6l behind Dark Lane (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (5) pol.
Dark Lane 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Angelo Poliziano 4-1 (8-5) Went left start, in touch towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 8l behind Shawkantango (8-8) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Homeboy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In lead when in view over 4f out, still in front 2f out, soon headed and weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind The Dancing Lord (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.