LINKABLE scored over course and distance last time with El Libertador a length behind in third. The presence of Richard Hughes suggests another bold bid is expected despite a 4lb rise and Brendan Powell's charge gets the vote. Llamadas has won twice over 2m since returning from over five years off the track and he should be in the mix once again along with Red Mystique, a runner-up over 1m4f on a couple of occasions last month. The remainder are harder to fancy unless the lightly-raced Pullmen proves better than he has so far shown in maiden company.
Winning Spark (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Stand Guard (10-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch in rear, headway 7f out, chased leader over 3f out until ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 10l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Linkable 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up last, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Bramshill Lass (9-5) by hd, 8 ran.
Simayill 5-1 (9-3) Keen prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 16l behind Broxbourne (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Llamadas 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching final 3f, went 2nd over 2f out, soon hanging right, led well over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Bold Adventure (9-0) by shd, 11 ran.
Pullmen 14-1 (9-8) Keen tracked leader, led briefly paddock bend 9f out, ridden and every chance 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Kent Ragstone (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Legal Legacy 13-2 (9-5) Started very slowly, held up in last pair, some headway over 1f out, never in conterntion, 8th of 12, 7l behind Scary Movie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
El Libertador (USA) 6-1 (8-4) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 2l behind Attwaal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Red Mystique (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Turjuman (10-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.