Abi Scarlet is unbeaten in three starts on the Fibresand and should figure but whether she'll be sharp enough to win on her first start since September is another matter. Flying Pickets has a penalty for last week's victory at the track and has done all his winning in plating company or lesser grade races while course winners Mazovian and Hellbender also step up in class. Piceno remains 10lb higher than his only win of last year so a chance is taken that LIGHT BURST handles the surface as he looks on a decent mark with an apprentice's 5lb claim taken into account.
Sound Amigo (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 16l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Abi Scarlet (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 10l behind Whimsical (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Light Burst (USA) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 7l behind Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Decent Fella (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 10, 3l behind Triple Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Piceno (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Prominent, tracked leader 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind The Lock Master (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 4-5fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs beating Fluctuation (8-13) by 1l, 3 ran.
Key Ambition 10-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Blue Jack (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mazovian (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bitaphon (8-9) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Caledonia Prince (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs.
Hellbender (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along 4f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Kashmiri Star (9-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.