Grand Vizier comes out best at the weights but he failed to take advantage of favourable terms at Wolverhampton last time and doesn't look the most enthusiastic of competitors these days. Aflaam may do better over today's distance after a couple of outings over 1m2f here recently and Collect Art is not out of it dropping in class. However, a chance is taken on BATTLE AXE. She showed up well on her belated debut on the Flat a fortnight ago when runner-up to Unbreak My Heart, who is rated higher than any of today's opposition, and Laura Mongan's mare has scope for improvement.
Aflaam (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Edgeworth (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Art Scholar (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 18l behind April Fool (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Collect Art (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 8th of 11, 4l behind Resuscitator (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Farmers Glory 11-1 (8-8) In touch, raced stand side from over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 37l behind Light The City (7-11) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Grand Vizier (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, ridden 2f out, edged left and stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Syrian (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led 7f out, clear 6f out, reduced lead 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 11l behind Syrian (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Battle Axe (FR) 9-1 (8-9) Took keen hold held up in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, closed and hung left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Unbreak My Heart (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Fever Tree 4-1fav (8-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind So Surreal (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.