Dark Lane won a seller at Lingfield and this is tougher while Admiralty got his head in front over a longer trip here in October. DICKIE LE DAVOIR scored over track and trip last time and can effectively race off a lower mark with Jason Hart's claim taken into account. He can follow-up at the main expense of Polar Venture who was beaten on his handicap debut over 7f at Kempton but won his maiden over today's distance. Master Of Disguise can figure as can Greenhead High with the latter dropping down a grade.
Dark Lane 11-4 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, headway on outside 2f out, led entering final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Dec beating Beat The Bell (9-6) by hd, 5 ran.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In touch, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 2l behind Roy's Legacy (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Admiralty 9-2fav (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Fortrose Academy (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Cardinal 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon lost place, 11th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Aldermoor (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dickie Le Davoir 13-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Mey Blossom (9-1) by 1l, 11 ran.
Polar Venture 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, effort travelling well 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Greenhead High 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Hamoody (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Master of Disguise 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never nearer, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Belle Bayardo (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Colbyor 7-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Green Mitas (ITY) 11-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Holy Angel (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Spitfire (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Prince James 11-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, struggling halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 6l behind Belle Bayardo (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Fenella Fudge 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway and hung left under pressure over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.