Prince Of Burma was expected by some to bounce back at Lingfield last time when sent off favourite. He duly did so and makes more appeal than Mcmonagle, 10lb higher than his win at Redcar in July. Unix Michelangelo is another in the handicapper's grip but It's My Time has claims off his current mark. KEENE has been threatening to open his account and the application of headgear for the first time may finally see him come good.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, led, narrowly headed halfway, chased leader until over 3f out, lost 3rd over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 23l behind Eeny Mac (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) In touch, headway to chase winner 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 8l behind Handheld (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
It's My Time 33-1 (8-11) Not much room after start, towards rear, ridden and no response well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Sirius Prospect (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Towards rear, headway and edged left over 1f out, ridden and ran to lead towards finish (hand-timed), won at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Shifting Star (9-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
Keene 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Solvanna (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Icy Blue 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Brown Pete (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 11, 5l behind Pim Street (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Mysterious Wonder 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, pressed leader after 3f, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Be Royale (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.