PICANSORT ended a two-year drought when scoring over 5f here last month and then promptly followed that up back at this track last time. A 3lb rise may not be enough to prevent a hat-trick and he gets the vote. Jack My Boy had Restless Bay well behind over 7f here last week but had earlier fallen prey to Sister Guru over track and trip and the latter should be in the mix once again. Welease Bwian is another with a shout as he has the beating of Gabbiano and Courageous on his latest second at this track to Polar Venture.
Picansort 5-4fav (9-5) Disputed 2nd, headway to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Danzoe (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Song Of Parkes 8-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Climaxfortackle (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Gabbiano 8-1 (9-6) Raced wide and held up in touch, ridden and not quicken 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Polar Venture (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Courageous (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leader 1f, settled in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 5l behind Polar Venture (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 33-1 (8-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tarooq (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort between horses to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan beating Hierarch (8-9) by nk, 6 ran.
Restless Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Went left start, raced wide always in rear, last of 6, 4l behind Jack My Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Captain Kendall (9-5) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sister Guru 33-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up well in rear, still last and plenty to do 2f out, good headway on inside to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead final 125 yards, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Jack My Boy (9-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 120 yards, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Temple Road (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Waabel 6-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 3l behind Speak The Truth (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.