Ask The Guru is the only one of these not to have scored over the course and distance and he's held on the form book on last month's run, as is Billy Red who keeps missing the break. The latter has won this in the two years it's been run, however, so must be considered a threat but Pharoh Jake has been looking a few pounds high in the ratings after his victory here in December. Desert Strike has already run nine times this year and scored here and at Wolverhampton, though he was just behind Ask The Guru a week ago when ROY'S LEGACY, who started favourite, was carried out on the turn. Compensation awaits the latter today granted better luck in-running.
Desert Strike 8-1 (9-6) Awkwardly away close up after 1f, headway on inner over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2l behind Profile Star (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ask The Guru 7-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Profile Star (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Roy's Legacy 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, carried right bend 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Profile Star (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Billy Red 33-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along halfway, behind well over 1f out, never on terms, last of 7, 10l behind Roy's Legacy (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Pharoh Jake 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Novabridge (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.