Winners on their penultimate outings, Blazing Knight and Temple Road, failed to beat a rival on their latest starts. The latter had prevented Volito from landing a hat-trick of course victories earlier in the month while Rigolleto also failed to cope with a rise in the weights last time for winning at Kempton in January. Pettochside and Diamondhead have a shout if sharp enough on their return to action but MULTITASK looks the safest option. He won twice over track and trip last month and can defy a further 5lb rise dropped back down in class for this.
Pettochside 4-1 (8-11) Held up on outside, ridden 2f out, never able to get on terms, 7th of 8, 8l behind Dominium (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Langley Vale 25-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 11, 11l behind Trojan Rocket (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 10l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Temple Road (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Toook keen hold early, held up in last pair, headway on wide outside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 7l behind Breccbennach (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Multitask 6-1 (8-11) Towards rear, switched to outer entering final furlong, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won going away, won at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb beating Random Success (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Diamondhead (IRE) 5-4fav (9-10) Led centre group, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Rigolleto (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Tarara 25-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Castorienta (8-6) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Volito 5-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, effort on inner over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Temple Road (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.