Ace Of Spies remains in fine fettle and won over 7f for the first time when taking a seller here recently. However, he's never won off a mark this high and may struggle confirming superiority with Elusive Warrior who wasn't far behind him last time. Preference is for INGLEBY KING, who was all out to score over a mile here last month but has been given time to recuperate and there should be more to come on Fibresand from David O'Meara's charge. Master Leon ran well in a claimer here last month and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, every chance from 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs beating Army Of Stars (9-0) by ns, 4 ran.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, never troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 13l behind Elusive Warrior (8-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Led until over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Ace Of Spies (9-5) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Master Leon 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hard driven and effort over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Avonrose (8-10) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Tightened up soon after start, in rear, effort when hampered over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 15l behind Colorus (8-5) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Ingleby King (USA) 8-11fav (9-4) Chased leader, led over 2f out, joined and pressed over 1f out, hard driven final furlong, stayed on well and on top towards finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating It's A Mans World (8-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Fools Gold 15-2 (9-7) Always in rear, 9th of 12, 17l behind Alpha Tauri (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.