KABBAAS beat little when landing the odds over 7f here last time but at least proved he handles the surface. Roger Varian's charge will find this tougher but should still come out best. Makinson Lane and Apache Rising are other course winners with the latter having the more recent form having beaten Gebayl earlier this month. Mixed Message returns to action after opening her account in soft ground at Catterick in October while Misleading Promise has scored over track and trip but had an easier chance than this at Lingfield earlier in the week. Polytrack winner Gabrial The Boss now looks in the handicapper's grip.
Kabbaas (IRE) Evens2fav (8-10) Tracked leader, led on bit 2f out, shaken up and forged clear final furlong, very easy, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Quintain (9-13) by 20l, 5 ran.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind King George River (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Held up in 5th, driven and headway on outside 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Entrapping (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Makinson Lane (IRE) Evensfav (8-8) Keen led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs beating Ifan (9-13) by 2l, 4 ran.
Mixed Message (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Dream Vale (8-13) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Apache Rising 5-4fav (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed narrowly approaching final furlong, driven inside final furlong, rallied to lead again final strides, won at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Gebayl (9-3) by ns, 5 ran.