Epsom Salts is upped 6lb for his recent defeat of Sommersturm and Keep Kicking over course and distance but Barachiel has a shout on his earlier win at Kempton and Honest Strike won twice over track and trip in the first half of the year. Tokyo Brown went close at Wolverhampton last time and Lacey scored over 1m6f at the same track last week. The latter had earlier beaten HAZZAAT by a head at this venue but Garry Harrison's charge is taken to reverse running today re-opposing on much better terms.
Outrageous Request 18-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Persian Peril (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May '12.
Bow To No One (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, plugged on inside final furlong, went 4th final 50 yards, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 7l behind Norfolk Sky (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Swift Blade (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Keen held up, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Bramshill Lass (9-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Peachez 8-1 (9-2) Very slowly away in rear, headway on very wide outside over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Admirable Duque (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Epsom Salts 7-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Sommersturm (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Barachiel 8-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 10, 44l behind Norfolk Sky (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Honest Strike (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, never a factor, last of 8, 21l behind Honourable Knight (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Lacey 11-4fav (9-0) In rear, headway on outer to track leader 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear and flashed tail entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Fire In Babylon (8-9) by 5l, 7 ran.
Sommersturm (GER) 7-1 (10-6) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 7f out, with leader over 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Entitlement 8-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, soon took keen hold and headway after about 4f, led over 7f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 13, 16l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
King's Request (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 6l behind Mallory Heights (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Held up, headway under pressure to 3rd 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon 2nd, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind High On A Hill (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hazzaat (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Reared start, slowly away, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on and just held post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Lacey (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp (6) pol in Nov.