ARTFUL LADY gained her only success to date over this track and trip and is just 3lb higher despite a fine effort at Kempton last time when just failing to catch Whipphound. She can double her tally though Lord Buffhead scored over the minimum trip here in November and returned to form at Kempton last time so he should be kept on the right side. Chester Deelyte has had her last dozen starts here and could prove a big threat as she completed a double here just over a year ago and has looked on the way back to form in her last couple of starts. Whiskey Junction has won eight times in his career including four on Polytrack and is well enough treated these days to get competitive along with Blue Noodles, who has returned after a break in decent form and looks ready to strike soon.
Mango Music 9-1 (9-2) Close up, went 2nd 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind See The Storm (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Whiskey Junction 28-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Romanticize (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lord Buffhead 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Valdaw (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Platinum Club 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 13, 5l behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Steel City Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-53) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Artful Lady (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd close home but held by winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Whipphound (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Cadmium Loch 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Boy The Bell (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Script 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, headway over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out until well inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Steel City Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-53) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Bond Blade 9-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lord Buffhead (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Olynard (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear on inside, ridden and some headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 10th of 14, 5l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Blue Noodles 11-2 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Steel City Boy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-53) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Prophet In A Dream 66-1 (9-0) Held up 4th and last in touch, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, last of 4, 8l behind Homeboy (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.