TITAN TRIUMPH had Follow The Flag behind when just failing to catch the winner over C&D last week. Brought late and wide on that occasion, he can go one better reunited with winning partner Jim Crowley, who was on board when Bill Knight's charge dead-heated with today's rival Blue Moon on his penultimate start. The latter has every chance once again and is preferred to Buaiteoir, who found the selection too good last time. Lockantanks is holding his form well and he can figure after being headed at the post at Kempton last Sunday.
Buaiteoir (FR) 5-4fav (9-7) Dwelt raced wide, keen held up, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on near finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 8, 1l behind Blue Moon (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, 8th of 12, 2l behind Night Lily (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Titan Triumph 5-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, ridden and plenty to do over 1f out, ran on strongly to snatch 2nd post, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Night Lily (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Skyfire 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Parvaaz (9-3) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Blue Moon 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, looking for a gap from over 1f out, squeezed through to challenge well inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to share spoils post, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan deadheating with Titan Triumph (9-4), 8 ran.
Young Dottie 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Chilli Green (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) Evens0fav (9-13) Confidently ridden of the pace, smooth headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Ippi N Tombi (8-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Pegasus Again (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 10, 1/2l behind Big Bay (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lockantanks 6-1 (9-0) Raced wide in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Big Bay (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Alfresco 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Bowmaker (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
April Fool 15-8fav (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, held close home, 2nd of 5, hd behind Roche Des Vents (8-13) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Mister Green (FR) 3-1fav (8-9) Raced wide in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Cosmic Sun (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.