Dewala began his winning run off a mark of 58 over a mile here and followed up over 1m3f three days later. She defied a massive 14lb rise to complete a hat-trick on Thursday so today's penalty may not prove too much of a burden. However, this is a tougher event and DISCAY is expected to follow up his opening success over subsequent winner Goldmadchen over the course and distance. Mark Johnston's charge had shown very little last season but looked a different proposition on his opening run as a four-year-old, battling on strongly and suggesting there is more to come. Stanley Rigby, who finished third, wasn't far behind Dewala on Thursday and looks held but Jacobs Son looks a big threat. Robert Mills' charge has been going very well at Lingfield and though he's only run twice here he's perfomed well and should get into the mix.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Raced wide towards rear, headway to track leaders 8f out, chased winner over 4f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Masterful Act (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Dewala 4-5fav (9-6) Made all, drew clear over 2f out, pressed 1f out, found extra towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Stanley Rigby (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Roc De Prince 5-4fav (9-12) Tracked leraders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Dorfman (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Jacobs Son Evensfav (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leader, driven to lead again narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan beating Linkable (8-13) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Discay 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led and joined over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, driven and always looked to be holding 2nd, won at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb beating Goldmadchen (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Stanley Rigby 7-2 (8-6) Towards rear, headway before 5f out, chased winner before 2f out, every chance 1f out, not quicken, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Dewala (9-6) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) (9-2) 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Didge (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f clm stks.