FIGHTER BOY finally came up with the goods at this track last week having tumbled down the weights and Matthew Hopkins' claim negates a large chunk of his 7lb penalty. He can go in again in this company given Norwegian Reward returned a disappointing favourite at Lingfield last time having won twice at the same track last month. Rockgoat remains out of form while Tyrur Ted has come up short off lower marks of late, though he did have Landown Littlerock behind when runner-up here last month.
Fighter Boy (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway from 4f out, short of room 2f out, soon switched right, ridden and stayed on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Arabian Flight (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Rockgoat (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 41l behind Neige D'antan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened quickly, last of 7, 7l behind Chella Thriller (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Tyrur Ted 9-2 (8-3) Held up in last pair, headway over 5f out, went 4th 2f out, stayed on to 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Silver Alliance (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
The Yank 40-1 (9-1) Slowly away, soon ridden along and behind, last of 13, 27l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Landown Littlerock 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Young Jackie (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up, took keen hold, never on terms, 8th of 11, 9l behind Young Jackie (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Chorister Girl 33-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders 5f, last of 9, 9l behind Coastal Passage (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.