MUBTADI needed only minimum urging to go past Fly Haaf at Wolverhampton last time and land a hat trick. He's up 5lb for that but further progress looks likely and he's worth sticking with. Sail Home recorded a cosy win over track and trip last month when Ogaritmo was second and should figure back at this course while Understory beat previous winner Conducting here on his penultimate start and has claims. Kindia is lightly-raced and should be noted in the betting having slipped down the weights over the winter while Bernisdale has been running well over longer trips at Wolverhampton and carries a penalty for last week's victory over 1m4f.
Kindia (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 9th of 12, 6l behind Greyfriarschorista (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ogaritmo 8-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, never dangerous, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Sail Home (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Understory (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 2l behind Carazam (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Conducting 9-4 (9-2) Went right start, keen led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Officer In Command (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Sail Home 11-2 (8-13) Led, headed 3f out, ridden and slightly outpaced 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Travelling (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mubtadi 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 4th, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Fly Haaf (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Laughing Jack 20-1 (9-2) Steadied start in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Chrissycross (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on towards finish, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Absent Amy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bernisdale 4-1 (8-10) Made all, kicked clear from over 3f out, rider dropped whip well over 2f out, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Lady Of Burgundy (8-8) by 2l, 6 ran.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 10-11fav (9-6) Dwelt, held up in 6th, headway over 2f out, chased leaders and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Compton Crofter (7-12) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Minority Interest 16-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 14l behind Shalambar (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Moment In The Sun 20-1 (8-5) Raced wide held up, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 20l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.