Free Spin beat today's rival Sulis Minerva at Kempton last time but found Crew Cut too good. A line through the latter also gives him the beating of Blue Jack, Elna Bright and Forest Edge and he has obvious claims on that form. However, AL'S MEMORY looks to have the stronger recent form having finished third behind the progressive Tarooq at Wolverhampton earlier this month and David Evans' charge gets the vote. The veteran Rowe Park may not win very often nowadays but can still hold his own in this company and makes more appeal than the returning Perfect Pastime.
Red Aggressor (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 31l behind Docofthebay (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Feb.
Forest Edge (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Rearing in stalls and slowly away, held up in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, never a threat, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Crew Cut (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al's Memory (IRE) 17-2 (8-8) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol.
Rowe Park 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, disputing lead and every chance 1f out, chased winner, outpaced to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Yeeoow (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Free Spin (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Crew Cut (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Hampered and dropped to rear after 1f, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Crew Cut (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Elna Bright 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed final 100 yards, stayed on same pace in 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Crew Cut (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Oneladyowner 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 6l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Bubbly Ballerina 5-4fav (9-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on and in command towards finish, always holding on, won at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Mother Jones (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Blue Jack 5-1 (8-10) Chased leader, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, headed and not pace of winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Crew Cut (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Aubrietia (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Perfect Pastime 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.