An outing in the Lincoln clearly benefited Gabrial's Kaka as he won the Spring Cup at Newbury in good style a fortnight ago. But both Sweet Lightning and FOXTROT ROMEO re-oppose on better terms with preference for the latter. Marco Botti's charge has slipped down to a tempting mark and should be a lot sharper today. Brae Hill won the Spring Mile at Doncaster on his return beating Youartisonfire, Tellovoi and Postscript while The Rectifier had Don't Call Me back in second when picking up a competitive handicap at Kempton in February. Robert The Painter followed a decent third in the Lincoln with victory in soft ground at Nottingham and Ryan Moore partners the progressive Ingleby Angel for the latter's seasonal debut.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 8-1fav (8-12) Raced centre, in rear, headway and switched left approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd beating Spa's Dancer (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 23 ran.
The Rectifier (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Made all, set steady pace, quicken 2 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Feb beating Don't Call Me (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind The Rectifier (9-2) at Kempton 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Feb.
Sweet Lightning 14-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 23, 2 3/4l behind Gabrial's Kaka (8-12) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, led over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, strongly pressed 1f out, pulled out extra inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Roserrow (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Brae Hill (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar beating Stand My Ground (9-8) by 1/2l, 22 ran.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced stand side, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 23, 7l behind Gabrial's Kaka (8-12) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gd.
Tellovoi (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 3f out, soon behind and eased, last of 6, 46l behind Capo Rosso (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Frog Hollow 13-2 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon racing in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outside to chase leaders 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home until final strides, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Sound Advice 3-1 (9-9) Led, soon 5 lengths clear, hard ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1l behind High Time Too (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Chosen Character (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 15l behind Farlow (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Postscript (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 22, 48l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Talented Kid 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, headway over 3f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, weakened, 10th of 15, 9l behind Farlow (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Skytrain 6-1 (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Music In The Rain (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Yourartisonfire 28-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 22, 2 3/4l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.