A really trappy contest with hitherto modest performers, albeit from some quality yards, in opposition. Aphrodite Spirit was beaten in selling grade last time whilst Rainford Glory has performed on three different all-weather tracks the last three times in search of victory and has come up short each time. The visit to Lingfield makes it a fourth different track in four starts and the Simcock inmate is starting to look exposed. Train Hard did make the frame last time but was well beaten in a Wolverhampton maiden behind Teebee's Oasis, although even that level should be enough for him to have a decent chance here as he's the only contender to have run over today's trip. Nevertheless, the choice falls upon HANDIWORK for the Michael Bell team. He posted three mid-division finishes in juvenile maidens last term over a mile and should certainly be suited by this major step-up in trip. The son of Motivator has always looked more of a three-year-old and is a hopeful choice.
Handiwork 12-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, driven to chase leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 10l behind Debdebdeb (8-4) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Train Hard 4-1 (9-0) Went right start, tracked winner until 7f out, close up after, ridden 3f out, stayed on to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Tebee's Oasis (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Dropped out start, held up in last, hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bain's Pass (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Aphrodite Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Entrapping (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.