MOHAREB (2.45) must go close in the 7f handicap at Lingfield. Mick Appleby's gelding failed narrowly to cope with Northernpowerhouse at Newcastle 13 days ago, much to the dismay of punters who had backed him into 2-1 favourite.
Mohareb posted a Lingfield victory over six furlongs at the end of November and stall three is an ideal post position. Jackstar made all to score at Wolverhampton and should ensure a decent gallop. That will suit my selection as well as northern raider Luis Vaz De Torres, a previous course winner. Tipperary Jack is the other one to consider but Mohareb has been in good heart lately.
KUWAIT CURRENCY (3.05) did as well as could reasonably be expected from the widest draw in stall 11 when a close-up fifth to Victory Bond over 1m 2f here 27 days ago. Fourth horse Entangling (runs 1.40) won next time out and Kuwait Currency, a dual winner at Kempton over today's trip of a mile earlier in the year, can take the measure of Another Touch, having his first start at Lingfield, and well-treated Sanaadh.
SECRET SMILE (12.35) has been dropped 3lb on the back of her Wolverhampton third 19 days ago and Mark Johnston's filly should appreciate moving into a handicap over this longer distance.