Russian Bullet had been holding his form well in handicap company until a below par effort at Wolverhampton last time and is capable of going close. He had subsequent winner Tiablo behind at the same track earlier this year while the latter beat Miss Purity Pinker when recording her victory. However, ARABIAN FLIGHT finished ahead of Marie's Fantasy when third in a more competitive claimer at Lingfield a week ago and John Bridger's filly looks capable of landing this with a similar effort. Dark Ages is not out of this at the weights but is having her first start since October.
Russian Bullet 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, 13l behind Redair (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Arabian Flight 16-1 (8-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on well closing stages, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Waabel (9-3) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Marie's Fantasy 40-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Waabel (9-3) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Dark Ages (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Rougini (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Tiablo (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leader until well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind J J Leary (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Zigazag (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Rearing as stalls opened and dwelt, held up towards rear, some headway on inside 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 11l behind Atlantis Crossing (8-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Miss Purity Pinker (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Gin Twist (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar.