A hugely competitive handicap to start proceedings with three of the entries having won their last eight races between them. Paul Green has done a brilliant job with M J Woodward, who has won five times since October. Not surprisingly he's shot up the ratings as a consequence and will find this tougher. Monumental Man completed his hat-trick in such convincing fashion at Lingfield that the assessor raised him 9lb and he's now 21lb higher than when his winning run began. He's probably capable of further progress but is another who will needs to find a bit more as HOLY ANGEL looks the one to be on. Tim Easterby's charge landed an apprentice contest over 6f here and wasn't penalised when following up over the track and trip. With his successful rider able to claim her full allowance a hat-trick looks on the cards. Cardinal will make them all go as he's better off than for an unlucky defeat by M J Woodward last time.
Cardinal 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched to inside over 3f out, headway when not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through and strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind M J Woodward (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Song Of Parkes 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Temple Road (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Monumental Man 9-4fav (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Baby Dottie (8-7) by 3l, 8 ran.
Lady Royale 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 7l behind Climaxfortackle (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, in touch, not much room on inside over 7f out, headway on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Holy Angel (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Pulled hard, held up towards rear, good headway on wide outside over 1f out, pushed along to lead well inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Sunrise Dance (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Wicked Wench 4-7fav (8-9) Tracked leader, outpaced well over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 3l behind Where's Reiley (9-5) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
M J Woodward 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, edged left and led 2f out, driven out, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating George Fenton (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Crimson Queen 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, edged right and no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Holy Angel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Quality Art (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Danziger (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, hung right and lost place over 1f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Russian Ice (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Ridden halfway, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 8l behind Holy Angel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.