AJEEB has been running well in handicaps without actually getting his head in front and looks to have a good opportunity to put that right here. Best in at the weights, he should have enough leeway to care of a trio of recent winners. Bert The Alert may have trouble confirming his recent C&D win on worse terms with Honey Of A Kitten while Activate beat much lower rated rivals when an easy winner of a seller at Wolverhampton last time. Conducting is also facing a more difficult task having finally put an end to his long losing run over track and trip a week ago.
Ajeeb (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, progress to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Harry Buckle (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bert The Alert 2-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge well over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Dec beating Honey Of A Kitten (8-12) by 1l, 3 ran.
Activate 4-7fav (9-4) Made all, drew clear on bit 2f out, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Turjuman (9-4) by 4l, 5 ran.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Bert The Alert (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Conducting 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol beating Resplendent Alpha (8-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.