A chance is taken with ART MAN, who is a sporting choice to get the better of Trifti and Manshoor - two in-form rivals that are capable of pushing the selection to the wire. My Shadow is another to bear in mind, as he also has an entry at Bath later in the week, so his connections are obviously keen to get him on the track. However, the last named has struggled against this sort of opposition in the past and he may be better off giving weight away to lesser rivals. Manshoor is likely to be popular after his victory over course and distance earlier in the month. A 6lb higher mark obviously complicates matters today, though. Trifti is a consistent type that has a good record at Lingfield. However, he has never won over a mile and a half, so needs everything to go his way. Therefore, it can pay to cast the net towards Art Man, who is a winner over a variety of distances but has often created the impression this trip is not a problem for him. The handicapper has given him a chance off his current mark and Art Man looks a fair bet to live up to any expectations of a big run for the money.
Polish Power (GER) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 14, 23l behind Confidentiality (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Art Man 4-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 8l behind Soccerjackpot (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Manshoor (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Close up, nowhere to go from 2f out, squeezed through and quickened up to lead just inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Sunset Boulevard (8-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Folio (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon driven and no impression, 12th of 19, 20l behind Spring Jim (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Mar.
Trifti 4-1 (9-1) Held up in last place, plenty to do entering final 2f, switched right, ridden, ran on strongly to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Old Romney (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
My Shadow 12-1 (8-13) Chased winner throughout, ridden 2f out, stayed on, not pace to challenge winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Solent Ridge (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Hucking Hero (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Agapanthus (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.