Bertie Blu Boy completed a course and distance double last month but appeared to be feeling the effects of a busy period and a hike in the weights on his hat-trick attempt last week. He had Ghost Train a length behind earlier and the latter is 2lb better off though that may not be enough to turn the tables. STARBOTTON made all to land a minor handicap at Kempton before failing to cope with a 6lb rise at Wolverhampton. He should have done better than that and is taken to get back on the winning trail. Last Minute Lisa has now had three runs since arriving from Ireland and should be winning soon judged on her latest effort here last month and she's slipped to a fair mark.
Lewamy (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until halfway, soon weakened and eased, last of 11, 44l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Fab Lolly (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Bertie Blu Boy 2-1fav (9-2) Led, 3 lengths clear over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Indus Valley (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Ghost Train (IRE) 9-4 (9-6) Keen in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Seamster (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Perfect Pastime 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 11l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Black Truffle (FR) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Starbotton 9-4fav (9-2) Led, pressed 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Nifty Kier 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd final 100 yards, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mill I Am (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Gypsy Rider 14-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 6l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Alfresco 20-1 (9-0) Awkward start, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 7l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 13, 34l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Coach Montana (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Led, clear halfway until over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ridden and soon no extra, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 3l behind Bennelong (8-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.