Volito's latest 4lb rise is offset by an apprentice's allowance and he should make a bold bid to land a hat-trick of course and distance victories. Parisian Pyramid ran well in better company here last week and will figure with a similar effort but the grey is on a long losing run and TEMPLE ROAD is just preferred. Milton Bradley's charge has slipped down the weights and ran his best race since returning to action in January when third to Spellmaker at this track last month. R Woody and Where's Reiley do most of their winning in plating races nowadays and make limited appeal.
R Woody 5-2fav (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, going well 2f out, soon switched right, ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Electric Qatar (8-12) by shd, 5 ran.
Temple Road (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Volito 9-4fav (9-8) Steadied start held up in rear, not clear run 2f out, headway entering final furlong, pushed along and ran on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Hinton Admiral (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Where's Reiley (USA) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Kuanyao (8-10) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Burnhope 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon chasing leaders on outside, wide on bend 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 10l behind Fab Lolly (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2l behind Multitask (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
The Dancing Lord 12-1 (9-4) Held up, effort when short of room over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Volito (8-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.