Idol Deputy remains in fine form having won for the third time in his last four starts when successful here last month. He's preferred to Exceedexpectations who has something to prove over this longer trip, but Jumbo Prado should be in the mix again after finishing runner-up at this track last time with Outlaw Torn behind. GOLDSTORM did nothing but improve last year and there's more to come as a five-year-old judged on her recent comeback win over track and trip. Brian Baugh's consistent mare could prove the one to beat in this and gets the nod.
Idol Deputy (FR) 10-3 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating One Scoop Or Two (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Crowning Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 6l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Exceedexpectations 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Goldstorm 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Dundrum Dancer (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Thereabouts (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Slowly away and squeezed out after start, outpaced in last pair, moderate headway inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Toga Tiger (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Monzino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Beauchamp Xerxes 25-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in mid-division on inside, ridden well over 1f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 8l behind Breakheart (8-3) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Jumbo Prado (USA) 11-10fav (9-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Monzino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Miami Gator (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Led, hard pressed from 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind One Way Or Another (8-12) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Dream Win 5-1 (9-2) Led until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Refreshestheparts (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.