GRAND DENIAL didn't get the best of runs on his comeback at Windsor. He had to make up plenty of ground to take third and gets the vote over this extra furlong granted normal luck in-running. Firmdecisions is making a habit of finishing second and did so again on his handicap bow at Lingfield. He still makes most appeal of the remainder ahead of Bee Jay Kay and Little Alice, although the latter pair are getting closer. The newcomers Czech It Out and Baltic Blade are both related to 7f winners and worth a second glance for any support in the betting.
Baltic Blade (IRE) Baltic King gelding out of Anita's Contessa.
Czech It Out (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Naval Affair.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and edged right over 2f out, pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, hd behind Majestic Jess (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Grand Denial (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold chasing leaders, hampered halfway and slightly lost place, hung left from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dominate (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Transluscent (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, pulled hard, never on terms, 7th of 9, 10l behind Theodore Gericault (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Bee Jay Kay 33-1 (9-0) Hedl up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 4l behind World Record (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Lady Cavallo 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, held up towards rear and keen far side group, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 21l behind Perfect Haven (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.
Little Alice 33-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.