KATMAI RIVER is the selection given he's won in heavy ground on turf and has been in good form on the all-weather recently. Huzzah and Do More Business went close on the Polytrack on their penultimate starts and could figure with similar efforts but Cristaliyev has a bit to find with the latter on earlier running. Basle has yet to score over 6f but Cuthbert has tumbled down the weights this year and will be looking to take advantage.
Cuthbert (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Slowly away always in rear, last of 14, 16l behind Catherines Call (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Basle 11-1 (8-4) Chased along soon after leaving stalls, close up, ridden halfway, headway entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Gorgeous Goblin (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Katmai River (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Buxton (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Huzzah (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, headway on outside 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Twice Red (8-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Do More Business (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Spin Again (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Cristaliyev 33-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division on inner, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Nolecce (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Mucky Molly 20-1 (9-2) Started slowly, outpaced, 16th of 17, 24l behind Valmina (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Microlight 10-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 10l behind Almaty Express (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Little Perisher 7-1 (8-13) With leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sabys Gem (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Inquisitress 18-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 8l behind Holyfield Warrior (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Mi Regalo 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Running Mate (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Went right start, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 7l behind Gin Twist (8-9) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Danceyourselfdizzy (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Led, driven clear over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, 10th of 12, 7l behind Fault (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.