Dubawi Island has the best recent form but on the Fibresand at Southwell and over longer trips than this. Dr Red Eye has yet to win on Polytrack and is having his first start since October while the handicapper looks to have caught up with Al's Memory judged on his recent efforts. The latter finished three lengths behind SILVERWARE at Kempton last week where Kristen Stubbs' charge was beaten less than a length in third. He gets the vote in this ahead of The Guru Of Gloom, who beat Showboating earlier this month but was engaged to run at Kempton yesterday.
Dubawi Island (FR) 11-10fav (9-7) Prominent, led 6f out, ridden clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind The Lock Master (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Al's Memory (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dr Red Eye 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Silverware (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, narrowly headed 1f out, stayed pressing winner and every chance until lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 7, nk behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Showboating (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Blue Jack (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway between horses to 3rd and edged left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd well inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Haftohaf (9-7) by shd, 7 ran.