PROPER CHARLIE failed when odds-on at Lingfield last week but gets another chance in this. He finished ahead of Dark Lane last time and had Frequency behind when runner-up to Clubland before that. The latter has boosted the form with another win so Bill Knight's charge gets the nod. Athaakeel also beat the former pair over track and trip last month but has a tougher task on today's revised terms while The Dancing Lord and Whiskey Junction have plenty to find at the weights.
Dark Lane 5-1 (8-5) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 5, 2l behind Where's Reiley (8-12) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Athaakeel (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Raced wide, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f, very wide into straight 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 4l behind Red Ramesses (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Frequency 9-4fav (9-8) In touch, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Athaakeel (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Proper Charlie 4-6fav (9-0) Close up in last place, ridden and no impression over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, last of 4, 1l behind Where's Reiley (9-5) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol.
The Dancing Lord 33-1 (8-13) Raced keenly in touch, led after 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 9, 2 3/4l behind West Leake (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Whiskey Junction 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Bailadeira (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.