Polytrack winner Prince James returns to this track despite a couple of below-par efforts on Fibresand, including his latest outing, and Kyladdie's only previous visit here saw him finish last. SHARP SHOES makes his Fibresand debut but his half-brother Desert Strike handles this surface and Ann Duffield's sprinter is still improving on the evidence of his recent wins at Wolverhampton and in heavy ground at Nottingham before that - he gets the vote. Residency is not favoured at the weights but has been in fine form here recently and could also figure.
Prince James 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 4f out, soon behind, switched inside and some headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders,, 6th of 10, 8l behind Sir Louis (8-7) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Sharp Shoes 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Feelin Foxy (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Kylladdie 20-1 (9-4) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 5l behind Clear Praise (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Kate Skate 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 5l behind Dreamacha (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Residency (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Your Gifted (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Hung left most of way, soon outpaced and never on terms with leading trio, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no headway final 2f, last of 4, 8l behind Spic 'n Span (9-0) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs.
Areeg (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Steadied start, held towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 12l behind Avertuoso (11-1) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Oct.
First Swallow 10-1 (8-7) Chased winner until 3f out, soon ridden in 3rd, no impression final 2f, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Spic 'n Span (9-0) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs.
Ridley Didley (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.