None of these inspire much confidence and a tentative vote goes the way of top weight DELIGHTFUL SLEEP. The 1m3f at this track proved no problem when second to Scary Movie last week and he can go one better over today's extra furlong. Beggars Belief showed a bit more last time and has every chance off his current mark but Midnight Sequel will need further improvement after a 4lb rise for winning in a lower grade over track and trip last month. Lion's Maid is the least exposed and could prove best of the remainder.
Delightful Sleep 16-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Scary Movie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Beggers Belief 11-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced when not much room 2f out, wide entering straight, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 14l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
The Yank 40-1 (9-1) Slowly away, soon ridden along and behind, last of 13, 27l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Gemara (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt always in rear, tailed off, last of 11, 34l behind Johnny Splash (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Polarity 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 11f, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Rollin 'n Tumblin (8-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Roman Senate (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Led 1f, chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Petrol (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Midnight Sequel 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Petersboden (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Ice Apple 66-1 (8-4) Pressed leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Lion's Maid 66-1 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden and outpaced 2f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind El Massivo (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Here Comes Jeanie 9-1 (7-12) Dwelt towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 9l behind Guards Chapel (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.