RED INVADER was a slow starter but finally got his head in front at Southwell last time. Still improving, Charlie Hills' colt should be bang there at the finish. Athletic tends to save his best for Kempton nowadays but Catalyze carried his good form over from the Polytrack to finish second at Bath last week and he has a shout. Lutine Charlie is a course winner who may well get involved while Minimee scored off the today's mark at Yarmouth last season and is another to consider.
Athletic 3-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, switched right and good headway over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Red Invader (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Very First Blade (9-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
Mrs Warren 12-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair until ridden over 1f out, chased leaders, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Random Success (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Catalyze 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led 2f olut, ridden and headed inside final furlong, chased winner, disputing 2nd final 100 yards, readily held, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Encapsulated (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Perfect Pastime 15-2 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 5th of 8, 5l behind Until Midnight (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Minimee 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, bumped over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11l behind Compton Prince (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Held up in touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Exceedexpectations (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Indian Violet (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 8l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Thewestwalian (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 16l behind Red Invader (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Frosted Off 25-1 (9-2) Led for 1f, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, chased leading pair, no impression when lost 3rd final 50 yards, 4th of 11, 5l behind Fire King (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Divine Rule (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Cuthbert (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, last of 11, 16l behind Indian Violet (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.