Tango Sky is finding life tough in handicaps and may do better at this level while Desert Icon has won in similar company but hasn't raced since 2011. This looks a good opportunity for DARK LANE as he scored over the minimum trip at Lingfield earlier this month and can make the most of today's favourable terms. Spic 'n Span is a course and distance winner but the vast majority of his all-weather wins were achieved at Southwell and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Tango Sky (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Raced near side, prominent, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 5l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Desert Icon (IRE) 5-4fav (8-0) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Le Toreador (9-9) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec '11.
Dark Lane 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on inside, effort on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Valdaw (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hawsies Dream 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Admiralofthesea (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol.
Spic 'n Span 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened inside fina furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Nafa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dubai Rythm 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Point North (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.