Foie Gras failed to land a hat-trick when only fourth over 6f here last Saturday. He has to race off the same mark in this while Bertie Blu Boy is upped 3lb for his recent victory over track and trip. He had PERFECT PASTIME back in third but the latter re-opposes on better terms and Jim Boyle's charge is taken to add to his earlier win over course and distance when beating Gypsy Rider. Medecis Mountain only won a Class 7 event at Wolverhampton last time and Alfresco makes more appeal in this company off his current mark.
Foie Gras 5-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th post, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Putin (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Bold Ring 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Black Truffle (FR) 9-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd over 1f out until 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Tiger's Home (9-0) at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Sea Soldier (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Hampered start, raced freely, soon prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind Skidby Mill (8-12) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Perfect Pastime 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, pressed for 2nd and closed on winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
One Last Dream 14-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f , lost 2nd inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Icy Blue (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Gunning For Glory 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced when hampered over 2f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 10, 30l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Gypsy Rider 12-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 7l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Alfresco 14-1 (9-4) Switched left soon after start, mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mick Dundee (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 5l behind Medam (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Bertie Blu Boy 7-1 (8-2) Soon led and switched left, clear over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, never looked like being caught, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Resonare (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Medecis Mountain 7-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Chez Vrony (9-6) by 1l, 10 ran.
Clear Loch 50-1 (8-9) Steadied after start, always in rear, pushed along on wide outside 5f out, reminder over 4f out, never on terms, last of 11, 24l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Jackie Love (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Always behind, last of 13, 12l behind Medam (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.