CANADIAN DANEHILL may be a light of former years but the in-form Robert Cowell has coaxed the veteran nicely back to form of late and the gelding should be competitive here off a mark of just 50 under Jake Payne, with whom he gets on well. Argentine, just a couple of years younger at eight, also retains form and enthusiasm well. A winner on Fibresand this year, he handles all artificial surfaces well and should go close off a 4lb higher mark for that Southwell success. Thrice C&D winner Decider has been dropped 5lb for his last three efforts but wasn't beaten at all far by useful types in Royal Bajan and Jimmy Ryan the last twice.
Crimson Queen 50-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 5l behind Peace Seeker (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Novabridge 5-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 9l behind Jimmy Ryan (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Take Root 12-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 22l behind Pettochside (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Decider (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, faded close home, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Royal Bajan (9-7) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Grand Stitch (USA) 66-1 (8-8) Raced wide early, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Master Of Disguise (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Argentine (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan beating Fear Nothing (9-4) by hd, 12 ran.
Overwhelm 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Chjimes (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Lady Brookie 66-1 (9-2) Reared badly start, lost all chance, tailed off throughout, last of 9, 20l behind Force To Spend (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Keen held up, ridden and stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Chjimes (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead final 110 yards, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Avonvalley (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Rio's Girl 7-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, no extra, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Avonvalley (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Tancred Spirit 16-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, unde pressure 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 7l behind Argentine (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.