FUN IN THE SUN can back up his recent success and he is nominated over Free Tussy and Loyal Royal. The selection makes plenty of appeal as he hails from a yard in good form, he has won over the course and distance and he is also well-drawn. Free Tussy showed improved form at Lingfield last month but he had previously run a shocker over this course and distance and he is hard to recommend with that run still fresh in the memory. Loyal Royal went close last time and he is capable of scoring off this mark but he has a poor draw tonight and he will need the cards to fall right if he is to get his head in front. Jessica Wigmo is a course and distance scorer and the yard are shrewd so a market check is advised. An open finale but Fun In The Sun looks the percentage call.
Free Tussy (ARG) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, plenty to do 2f out, good headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bollywood Style (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, led briefly close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Cap St Jean (8-8) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Ike Quebec (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Street Power (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Spent 14-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 32l behind Moves Goodenough (10-0) at Salisbury 1m ldy rds hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Fun In The Sun 6-1fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, soon switched right, ridden and hung left, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Melt (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Rio L'Oren (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Taken to post early, slow into stride, ridden to lead after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Silidan (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Mansii 11-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden and effort over 1f out, never reached leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Double Valentine 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, last of 13, 6l behind Marmooq (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Jessica Wigmo 3-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden entering final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Brunelleschi (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
My Kaiser Chief 9-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Royal Envoy (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Outer Hebrides 8-1 (8-7) Raced keenly, soon prominent, pressed leader over 5f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind Just Jimmy (8-9) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Feb.
Admirals Way 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Silidan (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Titus Gent 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, 25l behind Almahaza (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-50 (6) fbs in Feb.
Flamestone 8-1 (8-10) Settled in rear, headway from over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 12, 4l behind Whodunit (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Feb.