Grand Gold is dropped in class for his first start since 2012 but will likely need a longer trip to show his best. That comment also applies to Bert The Alert and Hail Tiberius, who are closely matched on their running in a seller over 2m here a fortnight ago. After The Storm is not easily overlooked on his handicap debut and Maison Brillet drops another 3lb in the weights, but it's worth sticking with WAVING. The latter waved goodbye to his rivals to land the odds in good style here last week and Joey Haynes' allowance negates most of a 6lb penalty.
Grand Gold 25-1 (8-9) Soon led, headed over 10f out, tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Castilo Del Diablo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct '12.
After The Storm 3-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 4l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Bollin Judith 25-1 (8-0) Held up in last trio, headway to 4th 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Top Diktat (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Sinbad The Sailor 9-2 (9-13) Hampered start, behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Man From Seville (8-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Hail Tiberius 2-1fav (9-10) Led, pushed along over 3f out, hard ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Bert The Alert (8-12) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Bert The Alert 8-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Hail Tiberius (9-10) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, hard ridden when every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 4l behind Dellbuoy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Waving 4-7fav (9-6) Dwelt in touch, ridden 3f out, headway over 2f out, led entering final 2f, driven out final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Miles Of Sunshine (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.