Angelo Poliziano has won his last two starts over 5f at this track and Above The Stars has also been in decent form over the minimum trip of late. The latter makes more appeal over this extra furlong but it could be HAADEETH's turn today. David Evan's charge went close in a tougher race at Folkestone in September and will be better for his recent return to action at Lingfield. Desert Strike and Sir Nod are other C&D winners back on a winning mark if rediscovering their best.
Angelo Poliziano 7-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Griffin Point (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Above The Stars 16-1 (8-1) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Drawnfromthepast (8-7) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Prince James 8-1 (9-4) Always behind, 11th of 12, 9l behind Mother Jones (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Greenhead High 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Passionada (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Master of Disguise 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 8l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Haadeeth 20-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (8-7) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 4l behind Spitfire (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Desert Strike 5-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, hard driven and every chance inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sir Nod 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, making headway on inside when badly hampered over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.