BERT THE ALERT won a higher grade handicap at Lingfield last week when Soweto Star finished almost last. Gary Moore's charge can defy a penalty and follow-up in this company. Bold Cross should give him a bit to think about as he has been running well at Wolverhampton and Barton Bounty scored at the same track last time though he's done all his winning at Dunstall Park so far. C&D winner Thecornishcowboy can get involved off his current mark and Ashkalara is another to consider on her best form.
Bert The Alert 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged on bit 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pushed clear, in command when ridden final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Harry Buckle (9-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Bold Cross (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Archina (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Soweto Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Close up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Bert The Alert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Marvo 66-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, losing pace when hampered 2f out, last of 11, 35l behind Danube River (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Resplendent Alpha 20-1 (9-7) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bolanderi (USA) 66-1 (9-2) In touch for 2f, soon lost place and never on terms after, 11th of 14, 17l behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 14th of 16, 19l behind Scottish Boogie (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, pushed along on inside over 2f out, never involved, struggling when badly hampered on rails well over 1f out, 12th of 14, 11l behind Bert The Alert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dicey Vows (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway 3f out, lost place and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind The Lock Master (9-13) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Ashkalara 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, eased over 1f out, last of 12, well behind Boonga Roogeta (8-2) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) sft.
Barton Bounty 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Arctic Galaxy (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Princess Steph (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 12l behind Shea (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Frosty Secret 28-1 (9-1) Held up and always behind, 11th of 12, 9l behind Brimstone Hill (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Thecornishcowboy 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.