DIALOGUE won a more competitive claimer over C&D in October and is clear of today's rivals on official ratings. He's having his first start since November but is the one to beat nonetheless as he's Jimmy Fortune's only ride on the card. A repeat of Bawaardi's fourth in a handicap here last month would see him in the mix and he makes more appeal than Khajaaly, who went very close when third over track and trip last time. Unlimited won this last year but looks up against it on today's terms in a tougher renewal.
Bawaardi (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Always in rear, last of 11, 9l behind Forceful Appeal (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Dwelt held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 6l behind Munsarim (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Dialogue 5-2 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Standpoint (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Khajaaly (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Close 5th on inside, headway well over 1f out, chasing leaders last half furlong, kept on to 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Trojan Rocket (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Tombi (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Went right start, in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 5l behind Greenhead High (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Unlimited 7-1 (9-10) Disputed 4th place, pushed along 3f out, behind and struggling over 2f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 7, 25l behind Faithful Ruler (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Monadreen Dancer 11-1 (9-0) Held up, not clear run on inside over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Maz (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.