Key Gold, a winner twice over this trip for Mark Johnston, has joined new connections and hasn't been seen since October but wasn't beaten far on her only Polytrack start. Daring Indian is on the same mark as when scoring over the trip at Haydock in August but hasn't run since well beaten over much longer trips the following month. Royal Peculiar joined Michael Appleby from Sir Henry Cecil and came good in a better race than this at Lingfield in December. A 2lb rise looks very reasonable but the front-running Illustrious Forest is 3lb higher than when caught on the line by Flying Power last month. HONEST DEAL has been in good form and made all for a very easy victory at Southwell last time. He's won on Polytrack in the past and Robert Winston can steer him home again. Neither of the remaining pair are out of what looks a tricky little handicap.
Dubawi Island (FR) 9-4fav (9-0) Led, clear halfway, ridden 3f out, hung right to stand side rail 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Dubai Hills (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Royal Peculiar 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec beating Super Say (9-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Illustrious Forest 11-2 (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed last 25 yards, kept on gamely just held close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Flying Power (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Honest Deal 11-4fav (8-8) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, readily, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb beating Northside Prince (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
All The Winds (GER) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly away, in touch in last place, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Wordiness (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Daring Indian 13-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Huff And Puff (9-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Key Gold 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra and lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.