Stoneacre Gareth faces better opposition today and that could put an end to his winning run, but last week's C&D winner Spinning Ridge has won off a higher mark and should figure again. TUDOR PRINCE has slipped down the weights and he returned to form when runner-up here last month. He gets the vote to go one better today and confirm running with third-placed Patavium Prince. The latter has yet to win on the all-weather, unlike Loyal Royal, who has won four times on Polytrack and could figure back over today's 7f.
Stoneacre Gareth (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon under pressure, held on well towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Senor Tommie (8-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cavalry Guard (8-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Far View (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Chased winner and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ymir (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Signora Frasi (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, badly hampered just over 3f out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Mister Green (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb, 9 ran.
Sonny G (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased clear leader, tried to close and hung right over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Al Aqabah (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bold Ring 8-1 (8-0) Raced wide throughout, chased leaders until outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 7l behind Mary's Pet (8-5) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Tuscan King 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Chief Exec (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Patavium Prince (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway on inner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Ymir (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Goodbye Cash (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Ivory Silk (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Crazy Parachute 9-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leader, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Clearing House (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Teen Ager (FR) 15-2 (9-2) Dwelt, always behind, last of 11, 14l behind Bishopbriggs (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Silver Wind 14-1 (8-7) Slight lead, ridden and kept slight advantage from 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Ivory Silk (9-13) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Goose Green (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Always behind, 12th of 13, 23l behind Nicholas Pocock (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.