MOSMAN finally took advantage of his tumble down the weights when scoring over track and trip last month. He's upped 5lb but is not badly treated on his earlier form and can go in again. His main rivals in this have also slipped down the handicap this year. Mojo Bear went very close at this venue last week, while Derfenna Art found only one too good at Kempton recently. Six Silver Lane returned from a lay-off with a fourth here earlier in the month and won off a much higher mark in Ireland last year.
Mosman 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon hard pressed, held on under pressure, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Dubai Celebration (9-8) by hd, 12 ran.
David's Secret 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Made most, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mojo Bear 9-2 (9-1) Went left start, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, soon chased winner, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 6, shd behind Berkeley Street (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Secret Song 66-1 (8-12) Broke well, led 1f, soon restrained into mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Laura Secord (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Six Silver Lane 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Litmus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Kyle of Bute 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Poppy Bond (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Tukitinyasok (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mosman (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.