Sulis Minerva was slightly disappointing when only sixth over 6f last time but had finished ahead of subsequent winner Clear Praise before that. She's not easily dismissed but DRAWNFROMTHEPAST makes more appeal. Jamie Osborne's charge has been in fine form on the all-weather winning three times in plating company this year and has the beating of Haadeeth on that form, but he also landed a handicap off a 10lb higher mark at Bath last summer and can make the most of today's return to the turf. Triple Dream is not badly handicapped on his best form on this surface either and he has the beating of Scarlet Rocks, Wreningham and Black Baccara, who was due to run at Wolverhampton yesterday, on his Polytrack form.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Raced very wide throughtout, in touch, looked to be full of running over 1f out, ridden and no impression until kept on near finish, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Aldermoor (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcap (4) pol in Feb.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 1f out, soon hard ridden, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind Captain Dimitrios (8-8) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Haadeeth 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, driven to lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, hard driven, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Another Try (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Clear Praise (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Arctic Lynx (9-1) by shd, 9 ran.
Triple Dream 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, kept on final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Fair Passion (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Black Baccara 14-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Shawkantango (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Dwelt, pulled hard in rear but in touch, under pressure 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Stevie Gee (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Wreningham 8-1 (9-4) Soon pressing winner, ridden and carried left over 1f out, kept on, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Howyadoingnotsobad (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.