Paradise Spectre has a course and distance victory to his credit and comes out top on official ratings with the weight he receives from the top pair. However, both he, Whisky Bravo and Fathsta were firmly put in their place by We Have A Dream on fast ground at Lingfield on Saturday and the winner will be fancied to gain the 14th victory of his career. DRAWNFROMTHEPAST has already reached that number of victories and landed three successive claimers at the turn of the year on Polytrack. His overall form is at a slightly higher level and he looks the one to beat.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led early, chased leader, driven over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final fuirlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind Amenable (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Fathsta (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind We Have A Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf.
We Have A Dream 9-4 (9-1) Made all, challenged well over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf beating Fathsta (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Whisky Bravo 10-1 (9-6) Soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 5l behind We Have A Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Albert Tatlock (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led, headed and ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Nenge Mboko (9-1) at Nottingham 6f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
It Ain't To Grand 66-1 (10-0) Raced wide towards rear, never on terms, last of 9, 31l behind Holy Warrior (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Jarrow (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Steadied start in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 6l behind Beau Mistral (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Paradise Spectre 8-1 (8-8) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind We Have A Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Cadeaux Royale 100-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, plugged on to modest 5th in closing stages, 5th of 8, 17l behind Spin Artist (9-5) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Mistress Shy 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Fairy Wing (9-12) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Rectory Lane 50-1 (9-0) Led to halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 4, 33l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.