ALBERTUS PICTOR has improved with every start and step up in trip and got off the mark over 1m2f in a maiden here last month. Still showing signs of inexperience in the closing stages, there should be more to come from Sir Mark Prescott's charge over this longer distance as he gains in confidence and he gets the nod. Traphalgar needed the application of headgear and a drop into plating company to get his head back in front here last month and Green Wadi makes more appeal judged on his recent Kempton form. Archie Rice looks best of the rest.
Barrel Of Fun (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Keen, tracked winner until over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Vulcanite (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Traphalgar (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in touch and keen, led 6f out, clear over 4f out, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Kiss A Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lord Chancellor (IRE) 28-1 (7-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden approaching straight, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 20l behind Home Secretary (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Green Wadi 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, not pace of leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Pittodrie Star (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Albertus Pictor 13-8fav (9-3) Raced wide in touch, reminders over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, headway to lead narrowly 2f out, clear with 2nd from over 1f out, edged right and driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Loyaliste (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Archie Rice (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, tracked leader over 4f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Cozy Tiger (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Robby Bobby 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Aurora Sky (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rosy Dawn 14-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Indian Violet (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.