CARNAC is unpenalised for winning an apprentice race over C&D last Thursday and can confirm superiority with fourth-placed Silent Lucidity on better terms. He looks capable of following up getting plenty of weight from William's Way, who won his fourth race under today's amateur at Lingfield in November but is equally at home on this surface. Juwireya won over C&D in December and can figure despite a couple of poor efforts on the Polytrack since and Charlotte Holmes gets on well with Valantino Oyster, who makes his Fibresand debut here.
William's Way 14-1 (9-3) Keen mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 8l behind Leyte Gulf (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Mexican Jay (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until 4f out, soon lost touch, last of 11, 43l behind Jezza (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Juwireya 16-1 (9-3) Led until headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Dubburg (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and one pace from over 2f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Carnac (8-12) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7f out, ridden inside final 3f, strong challenge and edged right well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 6, shd behind Port Hill (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Carnac (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan beating Laura Land (8-6) by 2l, 11 ran.
Swords 33-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed over 5f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, well behind Brabazon (9-7) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Astroleo 9-1 (9-0) Led early, tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Short Supply (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Light The City (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 22l behind Magic Haze (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.